A Tecumseh man arrested last week for allegedly pointing a gun while committing a robbery inside a Tecumseh discount store now faces formal felony charges in Pottawatomie County District Court.

A Tecumseh man arrested last week for allegedly pointing a gun while committing a robbery inside a Tecumseh discount store now faces formal felony charges in Pottawatomie County District Court.

Trey Nathaniel Harlin-Sumlin, 22, is formally charged with first-degree robbery and feloniously pointing a firearm, court records show.

His next court date hasn't yet been scheduled.

Harlin-Sumlin was arrested in connection with the robbery at Tecumseh's Family Dollar on Jan. 13.

Tecumseh police responded quickly to that evening incident thanks to a young boy in the store who ran to the bathroom and dialed 911.

Tecumseh Police Chief J.R. Kidney said that boy, 13, and his father, walked into the store as the suspect had others on the ground at gunpoint.

The suspect, later identified as Harlin-Sumlin, allegedly ordered the father and boy to the ground at gunpoint as well, Kidney said, but the boy ran to the bathroom and called police, Kidney said.

“He was a very brave kid — I'm very proud of how he jumped into action,” Kidney said.

Because of that 911 call while the robbery was in progress, officers were quickly en route and saw the suspect fleeing the back door upon arrival, prompting an immediate search and investigation.

Through those efforts, the suspect was identified and then tracked down at his home a few blocks away from the store, the chief said, where he was taken into custody.

Kidney said police were able to recover the money taken during the Family Dollar robbery, as well as the fully loaded firearm that was used in the hold-up.

In addition, Kidney said officers found the mask the suspect used to disguise himself in the robbery, as well as drug paraphernalia, some counterfeit money and a stolen vehicle.

Harlin-Sumlin was arrested and then jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center; he has since been released after posting bond.

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