Warrants were issued on Thursday morning charging 21-year-old Dakota R. Cogdal and 20-year-old Shelbi D. House, both of Hannibal, with the Class A Felony of Robbery 1st Degree in the armed robbery that occurred at the Casey's located at 3827 Highway MM in Hannibal just after 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Authorities surrounded a home in the 3200 block of James Rd. a short time after the robbery occurred. KHQA's Jim Whitfield says Hannibal's Special Response Team entered the location using a flash bang device. Cogdal and House were found in a detached structure at the location.
Officers announced over a patrol car TMs loudspeaker several announcements for any occupants in the home to exit. After no response the Hannibal Police Department TMs Special Response Team entered the residence to look for any additional suspects.
The arrests took place at the home of Julie Icke. She works nearby and told KHQA that no one was in the home when police entered.
"You can't throw everything on law enforcement's back. It has to be a team effort. When there is a team effort, you have success. And today I think what led to the quick apprehensions is I think is cooperation of the public as well as law enforcement acting as rapidly as they did. So when those two things come together, a lot of times good things happen even from a bad event," said Hannibal Police Chief Lyndell Davis.
Hannibal Police Chief Lyndell Davis credits the detailed information given by the Casey's employees.
On Wednesday morning at 9:10 a.m. the Marion County Emergency Dispatch Center received a call from Casey TMs General Store reporting a robbery.
According to witnesses, a suspect describes as a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt with his face covered, brandished a shot gun and demanded money from the clerk. He then left the area in a blue colored vehicle.
While on scene, officers received information that a vehicle matching the suspect TMs was traveling on James Road. A Hannibal officer checked the area and located the vehicle in question parked in a driveway in the 3100 block of James Road. After several minutes, officers located and arrested the two subjects from a detached garage next to the residence.
The Missouri Highway Patrol, the Marion County Sheriff and Hannibal Police Department responded to the robbery and standoff location.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
Interestingly enough, that's the second armed robbery at that same convenience store in under a year. Daryl Atteberry of Philadelphia robbed the store back in November and later turned himself in to police.
Right now he's serving a 10 year prison sentence for first degree robbery.Click on the graphic for interactive map from Bing.com.