A reported scuffle with a clerk at a gas station Tuesday resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly left the business without paying for items.

A reported scuffle with a clerk at a gas station Tuesday resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly left the business without paying for items.

Anthony Bailey, 49, reportedly put several candy bars in his pocket, then hit a clerk at the Valero station at 101 N. Blake St. before leaving, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Bailey Friday.

Detective Larry Gailey reported that Bailey parked his vehicle at a gas pump, went inside the business, and went to a beer cooler where he picked up several bottles of beer.

Kizer said the clerk reported seeing Bailey put the candy in his pocket, and when she asked Bailey to put it back, he allegedly threw the beer on the floor, struck the clerk “several times,” then went out of the store, got in his car, and drove away.

Gailey reported that the clerk was able to get the license number of the car and when police ran it, it returned to Bailey.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Bailey, who Kizer said had a drug related charge pending in circuit court, after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with robbery.

Bailey told the judge he would hire his own attorney and was instructed to come back to court April 20 at 9 a.m.