According to Lafayette Police Chief Jerry Dallas, the assailant entered the store carrying a large knife and demanded that the female clerk on duty give him cash.
"The clerk at the market did what the assailant said. She got the cash out of the cash register and gave it to him, and, then, he left on foot. He ran out of the store at that point," said Chief Dallas.
Captain Ray Amalfitano from the Lafayette Police Department was the first to respond to the call.
After the assailant left, officers speculated that the suspect had upgraded his mode of transportation.
"It was believed that he did get into a blue Chevrolet pick-up truck with the back window knocked out, and the back window was covered in plastic and tape," said Dallas.
All county law enforcement officers were alerted to be on the lookout for a vehicle fitting the description.
"The vehicle was located in Lafayette a short time later with a female subject driving it. At that time, it was determined who she was and who her husband was, and where her husband was," said Dallas.
Law enforcement officials from the Lafayette Police Department and the Macon County Sheriff's Department located Jonathan Pace, 26, in a crawlspace in the attic of his home on Red Boiling Springs Road.
He was taken into custody and charged with one count of aggravated robbery.
Officers recovered a knife, a mask, and a pair of gloves from Pace's home that they believe were those used during the robbery.
Police also recovered an undisclosed amount of cash believed to be that taken from the Mapco Express.
Pace is set to appear in general sessions court on Oct. 6. He has not posted bond, which has been set at $25,000.