ULLIN – Illinois State Police (ISP) said Thursday two people have been taken into custody in a multi-county crime spree.
According to an ISP press release, an armed robbery took place at 12:30 a.m. Thursday at Casey’s General Store on North First in Vienna. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Vienna Police and ISP troopers arrived within minutes and located the suspect vehicle nearby, containing 49-year-old Robert R. Sanders of Owensboro, KY and Deangela G. Lindsey of Coleman, AL.
A short pursuit ensued and the suspects fled the scene ending on US 45 near Roosevelt Loop north of Vienna, where the two were arrested without incident.
During aninvestigation, ISP discovered the suspects had stolen a vehicle in Owensboro several days ago and had been in the Massac County area prior to the robbery in Vienna.
While the investigation continues and additional charges are expected, both Sanders and Lindsey are being held in the Massac County Jail in Metropolis awaiting bond hearings. Sanders is being held on a charge of armed robbery and Lindsey is being held on a charge of robbery.