GODFREY, IL. (KMOX) – A Godfrey man, who police say has a criminal history, is being held for allegedly attempting to rob a Moto Mart.
The gas station is located at 5311 Godfrey road. A clerk reported that a man with a knife threatened him but he managed to jump over the counter and run outside where a customer, pumping gas, dialed 9-1-1.
The would-be robber ran but was arrested by police who had a description.
44 year old Terry Elsperman is charged with attempted armed robbery. He’s being held in the Madison County Jail on $100,000 bond.