One man in custody at site of suspect search
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:47:17 GMT —
As law enforcement officers continue searching for suspects in a Moberly bank robbery along the Boone/Randolph County line, one suspect is in custody.
All public schools in Sturgeon have been locked down as a result of the fugitives being loose in the area. The lockdown is set up so that the children in schools can move about as usual inside, but no one is allowed to enter or leave the buildings.
Officials say the public is not in danger at this time, since the search area is in a rural area.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a bank in Moberly was robbed Friday morning. It was believed at the time that a single suspect got away from the scene in a stolen car, which was later found along Route F in northern Boone County. Authorities now believe "multiple suspects" are involved.
Authorities are searching the area, and the highway patrol is assisting with at least one helicopter. Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols says search dogs are being utilized, and says officers have a "pretty tight perimeter" around the suspects.
Sgt. Paul Reinch of the Highway Patrol says no one was hurt in the bank robbery. No other details are available at this time.