by Lauren KruparReporterCuyahoga Falls -- An area man pleaded not guilty to two felony charges of aggravated robbery in the burglaries of two gas stations.Police say Robert K. Owens, 47, who has his address listed as Akron or Cuyahoga Falls in various courts, was arrested and charged June 15 by Elyria police in connection with the June 8 robbery of the State Road Sunoco and the June 14 robbery of the Main Street BP.He pleaded not guilty in the Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court June 20 to both counts of aggravated robbery in a video arraignment from the Summit County Jail, court officials said. His preliminary hearing is set before Judge Kim Hoover June 26, court officials said.His bond has been set at 10 percent of $100,000, according to court records.Police said they continue to investigate the case.Owens also has four counts of aggravated robbery against him in the Akron Municipal Court, according to Akron court records. His preliminary hearing for those counts is set for June 21, according to Akron court records.According to court records, the four incidents in Akron include the June 12 robberies of businesses on Arlington and Merriman roads and the June 13 robberies of businesses on Mogadore and Hawkins streets. All six counts of aggravated robbery are felonies of the first degree.The charges stem from six area robberies, including the two in Cuyahoga Falls.On June 8, a clerk at the State Road Sunoco reported that a man he did not know came into the store at 11:14 p.m., stated he had a gun and wanted all of the money at the store. According to police, the clerk handed an unknown amount of money to the subject, who also took a 24-ounce can of beer and left on foot.On June 14, a clerk at the Main Street BP station reported a man he did not know came into the store at midnight and requested a pack of cigarettes. While the clerk had the cash drawer open, the man then demanded the money and threatened to shoot the clerk.The clerk was one of three employees in the store at the time.No gun was seen. The clerk handed the man an unknown amount of money and the man then fled on foot to a vehicle. No injuries were reported in either case.On June 15, Elyria police arrested Owens after a multi-car police chase after warrants from Cuyahoga Falls and Akron were issued for his arrest.According to Elyria police, officers saw a suspicious vehicle at 10:42 p.m.When officers attempted to pull the car over, the driver lost control, struck a guardrail and continued driving. Elyria police gave pursuit, with more than five officers joining in the chase.According to the Elyria police report, at one point, the suspect drove directly toward one of the officers, swerving in an attempt to hit the cruiser. The suspect eventually left the car and fled on foot through an area business, according to the report.According to Elyria police, officers apprehended the suspect -- Owens -- in a backyard. Owens refused to be handcuffed and struggled with officers, who then delivered a burst of pepper spray to Owens' face, according to the report. Owens also kicked the police cruiser's rear window after he was secure, according to the report.During the course of the investigation, Elyria police discovered Owens had several warrants out for his arrest and then contacted the other agencies, including Cuyahoga Falls and Akron.Elyria police arrested and charged Owens with receiving stolen property, failure to comply with an order, obstructing official business, drug abuse, drug paraphernalia, falsification and felonious assault.E-mail: lkrupar@recordpub.comPhone: 330-686-3915