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Third arrest is made in local robbery

Friday, January 11, 2013 ~ Updated 9:17 AM

By Staff reports

news@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Another arrest was made in connection to the Tuesday morning's home-invasion robbery.

Chanica Williams, 32, of Sikeston was arrested at 9:30 a.m. Thursday on a warrant by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety.

Williams is charged with receiving stolen property, possession of cocaine and tampering with evidence.

According to Capt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for DPS, Mark A. Stokes, 36, and Aundrea N. Thompson, 17, went to William's home on Lions to go through and divide property stolen from an 83-year-old female.

The victim was robbed after she invited Thompson into her home to use her phone. Stokes also came inside and tied the victim up and put her in a closet and threatened physical violence.

Stolen property recovered from William's home by arresting officers included a wallet with the victim's identification, according to McMillen.

Stokes and Thompson are charged with Class A felonies of first degree robbery and first degree elder abuse; Class C felonies of felonious restraint and receiving stolen property; Class B felony of first degree burglary and unclassified felony of armed criminal action.

As of press time Williams remained at the Scott County Jail with a bond set at $75,000.