The Bay County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of Timothy Ray Ramer yesterday at about 5pm in connection with the armed robbery of a convenience store on Tyndall Parkway on Christmas Eve.
At about 3 a.m. December 24, 2012, a man entered the convenience store at 102 North Tyndall Parkway in Callaway. After using the restroom, the man confronted the clerk with a small kitchen knife and demanded money. As the suspect tried to leave the store with the money drawer, the clerk threw a baseball bat at him. It didn't stop the suspect but he did drop the knife. Once the suspect had no weapon, the clerk and a customer in the store ran after him. The suspect made it to the car he was driving, a 1994 white four door Cadillac, and put the money drawer on the front passenger seat and sat in the driver's seat. But before he could get away, the clerk and the customer opened the passenger side door and grabbed the money drawer. The suspect got away with no money. The clerk then called 911.
At approximately 10 a.m. December 24, 2012, a woman called the BCSO to report a stolen car. She had lent her car at about midnight to Timothy Ray Ramer and, after 10 hours, he had failed to return the 1994 four door white Cadillac. Further investigation connected Ramer to the robbery in Callaway.
BCSO Warrants deputies located Timothy Ray Ramer, DOB 9/1/66, of 1543 Mulberry Avenue in Panama City, last evening at about 5pm. He was taken into custody and faces charges of Grand Theft Auto and Armed Robbery.