Freeeport man faces felony charges in connection to gas station robbery

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FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) -- A 26-year-old Freeport man faces felony charges after he's accused of robbing an area gas station on Thursday.

According to police, Jess Filson robbed a Mobil gas station on West Avenue in Freeport Thursday night.

The cashier told police a man had grabbed cash from the register before running off but couldn't identify the person because he had his face covered. Freeport officers say they were able to find Filson because of a tip from a Freeport resident.

He's now in the Stephenson County Jail.