Saturday, August 20, 2016

Downstream Casino armed robbery suspect arrested at Mercy Hospital

The suspect in an armed robbery at Downstream Casino Friday was arrested this morning at Mercy Hospital.

Jacoby Sammons, 19, Neosho, arrived at Mercy around 4 a.m. today seeking treatment for a non-life threatening gunshot. Authorities indicate he suffered the wound in the parking lot of the casino after the robbery.

After Sammons was released from medical care, he was taken to the Newton County Jail.

The crime was described in a news release from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office:

On August 19, 2016, just after 2:00 p.m., the Quapaw Tribal Marshals began an investigation into an aggravated robbery, which occurred in the parking lot of Dowstream Casino. Following the robbery, the suspect fled on foot into a wooded area. Approximately an hour later, the suspect returned to his vehicle, a 1999 Black Chevy Extended Cab Truck. As an officer approached the suspect and ordered him out of the truck, the suspect drove at the officer, resulting in the officer discharging his firearm.
The suspect continued to flee from the casino and into Missouri on Interstate 44.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a criminal investigation into the aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

As per agency policy and standard practice, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is conducting a parallel investigation into the officer involved shooting.

1 comment:

Dusty Roads said...

I heard that it was a 80 year old man he robbed on the parking lot