Police locate three suspects accused of multiple armed robberies


Longcreek - Police responded to an armed robbery call on Monday at the Casey's General Store in Longcreek.

On Monday night, at 10:09 p.m. two armed suspects walked into the store wearing masks and gloves, they ordered the employees to the floor and to give them the money in the cash drawer. They made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The Macon County K-9 units investigation lead them to three suspects. One is a 16-year-old juvenile and the two others are adults. Jemere Shannon, 22, and Kyle Anderson, 21, were arrested on Tuesday, after deputies conducted a traffic stop, in Decatur. Police located a large amount of cash in ones, fives, tens, and twenties.

Police also located a paintball mask, believed to be used in multiple robberies.

All three were taken into custody for four separate robberies including one in Longcreek, and for three separate robberies in Bement and Monticello.

The Piatt County Sheriff's Office said Anderson robbed the Bement Subway, at 133 N. on January 16th, and on February 20th. On March 8th police believe two of the suspects robbed the Monticello Subway, at 122 N. Charter. 

Anderson was arrested for the two Bement robberies, the Monticello robbery, and the Longcreek robbery. Police believe he acted alone during the Bement robberies. Shannon and the juvenile were arrested for the Monticello robbery. Shannon was also arrested for the Longcreek robbery.

According to a sworn statement, Shannon told police that Anderson was responsible for the three additional robberies in Piatt County but acted alone during the Subway robberies in Bement.

The two adults are being held in Macon County and the juvenile was released to Piatt County.  Anderson is currently on parole and has a criminal history with seven prior convictions for burglary. Shannon also has a prior conviction for burglary (arrested with Anderson) in Macon County.

Anderson and Shannon are both behind bars on a $100,000 bond.  No other information was released about the juvenile.

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