Press Release - Robbery Thwarted at Casey's General Store


News Media,

     On 01/14/2013 at about 10:20am, our agency received a call of suspicious activity behind the Casey’s General Store located at 1202 South Main Street in Charleston.  Responding officers discovered two males behind the business wearing ski masks. The males fled on foot but were apprehended after a short foot pursuit.  After an investigation, it was determined that the officers had thwarted a robbery. The two suspects have been identified as:

Cornelius David, 23 of Charleston

Questus Kent, 17 of Charleston

 Both David and Kent are currently in the Mississippi County Jail facing charges of Attempted Robbery 2nd degree and Resisting Arrest, each having a $50,000 bond.  The investigation continues, and more arrests are expected. Anyone with information concerning this crime is urged to contact the Charleston DPS at (573) 683-3737.

Chief Hearnes commented, “This case was a perfect example of the public giving our department pertinent information, and good old fashioned police work. Everything worked out great and nobody got hurt.”



Cornelius David, 23 of Charleston, MO


 Questus Kent, 17 of Charleston, MO


AUTHORITY: Robert Hearnes