A Plainfield man will face a judge on Tuesday, accused of robbing a Brooklyn gas station then hitting a State Trooper.
It all started Monday morning at 4:14 a.m., when someone called 911 saying that an armed robbery had just gone down at the Sunoco Station at 500 Providence Road, police said.
Troopers responded and got a description of the robber. The store clerk said the robber had a gun and ran off with cash from the store.
During his search for the robber, a trooper noticed a man fitting the description near Route 6 and Day Street.
The trooper approached the man and started to talk to him. When the man heard his description on the trooper's radio, he hit the trooper in the face and tried to run away, police said.
The trooper was able to use his stun gun to subdue and arrest Myron Johnson, 41.
Johnson was taken to the hospital for treatment, then brought to jail.
He was charged with including robbery, larceny, and assault of police officer and was held overnight on $500,000.