CONRAN - Two persons are in custody in connection with an armed robbery.
New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens reported Wednesday that law enforcement officers had arrested two men approximately an hour after the incident was reported at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Taken into custody on charges of first degree robbery and armed criminal action were Fred Thomas, 43, of Tuskegee, Ala., and Ricky Davis Jr. 22, of New Madrid.
According to Stevens his department was notified by a New Madrid County citizen that the two men had been at his residence, which is located on Highway ZZ, about four west of Conran. Apparently an argument began among the three and a weapon was displayed. The pair fled the residence, taking the victim's wallet with them.
Officers began searching for their vehicle, locating it abandoned in a ditch. After a short search on the foot, the two were taken into custody.
No one was reported injured in the robbery.
As of press time Thomas and Davis remain in the New Madrid County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond each.