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UPDATE: Arrest made of armed robbery suspect

The suspect in an early morning armed robbery today and who allegedly fled from deputies hour later, was arrested in South Lake Tahoe after a 20-minute foot chase.

Billy Johnson, 25, was arrested in the area of Midway Avenue and Highway 50 West, about three-quarters of a mile from Stateline, said South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. David Stevenson.

Stevenson said Johnson is a suspect in an assault in South Lake on Jan. 21 outside the Beach Hut Deli on Emerald Bay Road.

Johnson allegedly got into a fight there, breaking a man's nose and knocking out his teeth.


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