Bond set for suspects in Lake City robbery

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Two women and one juvenile have been charged with aggravated robbery in connection with the Monday, Jan. 15, robbery of Lake City Farmers Market.

The suspects are Alexis Williams, 18, of Lake City and Kaylee Brown, 20, also of Lake City.

A Craighead County judge found probable cause on Tuesday to charge the suspects and set bond for Williams and Brown at $20,000 cash or surety.

Lake City Chief of Police Winred Saffell said the judge also found probable cause to charge the juvenile with aggravated robbery as an adult but she would not be named until she turns 18 in about a month. A $20,000 Cash or surety bond was also set on the juevenile.

According to the report, Williams and Brown were occupants of a car used in the robbery. The juvenile entered the Lake City store armed and demanded a store employee retrieve cash from the store's safe.

According to a police report, the store manager followed the suspect at a safe distance out of the store and saw her get into the passenger side of a car parked beside the near-by pharmacy.

After reviewing the security tape officers recognized two females who had been in the store earlier in the same vehicle seen leaving the scene of the robbery. Officers went to a house and located a car matching the vehicle.

Officers obtained permission to search the home and located the clothes, money and guns used in the robbery.

The guns were then determined to be pellet guns.

Later on Tuesday, officers also arrested Stephanie Jaramillo, 18, at the same house in connection with warrants for several armed robberies in Mississippi County.

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