Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Joplin man indicted for armed robbery of jewelry store

(From the U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri)

A Joplin, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for the armed robbery of a local jewelry store.

Paul Lloyd, 33, of Joplin, was charged in a four-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo.

Today’s indictment alleges that Lloyd stole cash and jewelry from Select Jewelry, 3120 S. Main St., Joplin, at gunpoint on March 17, 2016.

Lloyd is also charged with discharging a firearm during a crime of violence and with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The indictment also charges Lloyd with transporting a stolen vehicle, a 2002 Ford Mustang, across state lines from Missouri to Oklahoma.

Lloyd, after driving the stolen Mustang into Oklahoma, was arrested by Cherokee County, Okla., sheriff’s deputies following a pursuit. A loaded SCCY 9mm firearm was recovered next to the driver’s side door of the Mustang.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Joplin, Mo., Police Department, the Cherokee County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like he stole that Mustang in a carjacking, fired a shot during the robbery and was also arrested with someone who was charged with Obstructing the Legal Process.

Missouri Case Net tells us in the previous month he jumped bail for charges of Property Damage 2nd Degree and Resisting/Interfering With Arrest, Detention Or Stop.