Updated (4:19 p.m. Tuesday, July 10) The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney's Office filed charges against a Nixa man accused of robbing a Casey's gas station and convenience story on the morning of July 9.
Brandon C. Elmore, 25, is charged with the Class A felony of first degree robbery and a misdemeanor charge of stealing. He is being held in the Christian County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
Updated (7:39 a.m. Tuesday, July 10) One person is under arrest. As of the Christian County Headliner News’ press time, charges were still pending. The suspect will be identified once the person is charged.
Update (12:33 p.m. Monday, July 9):Nixa police are giving an all-clear to residents at the Pheasant Run Apartments on Deerfield Drive.
There is no need to continue shelter in place. Police believe a person suspected of robbing a nearby Casey's gas station and convenience store fled the area prior to police arrival on scene.
According to witnesses who were at the apartment complex, they saw two males pull up in newer 4-door white sedan. Witnesses say the passenger was skinny blonde male with shoulder-length hair in his early 20’s. Witnesses say the driver had brown hair but they did not get a good look at him, because he never got out of the vehicle.
The witnesses reportedly told police the passenger walked out of vehicle towards the apartments, where they lost sight of him for several moments. The witnesses then saw the passenger come back to the vehicle, remove his clothing and throw it into a dumpster in the apartment complex parking lot.
Witnesses say the passenger then got dressed into t-shirt and shorts next to vehicle, got back in the car, and the car left towards Aldersgate Drive. Nixa police are looking surveillance video from the area. Police have retrieved items from the dumpster.
Original story: Nixa Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at 9:59 a.m. July 9, at the Casey’s gas station at the corner of Main Street and Aldersgate in Nixa.
According to a Nixa Police Department press release, witnesses reported seeing the suspect running towards Deerfield Apartments.
Nixa police are ordering residents to evacuate the apartment complex out of an abundance of caution while officers work to attempt to locate a robbery suspect.