Dameon Eddie Byrd is facing charges of aggravated robbery in connection with an incident at an apartment on Mountain Creek Road.
Patrick Babb said a person he knew as "B.B." had come to visit and brought a black male with him that he did not know. He said minutes after they arrived, the black male produced a gun and pointed it at him.
He said he grabbed the gunman's hand and there was a scuffle. He said "B.B." then tackled him, and the gunman asked for money while holding him at gunpoint.
The man with the gun then grabbed a backpack containing about $266 along with assorted paperwork and medication.
Both suspects then left the apartment and sped away in a white sedan.
Investigator William Puckett said he received information that the real name of "B.B." was Dameon Byrd. He showed the victim his photo and he immediately identified him.
Byrd, 29, was charged with aggravated robbery.
He has an extensive criminal record and in 2009 got a three-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty in a burglary case.