Local Robbers Identified and Charged
The criminals were identified as William Merek and a 16-year-old male.
The delivery driver reported the suspects flagged him down, struck him numerous times, and fled with the sandwiches. The victim sustained injuries, including a blow to the head with a metal object. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Earlier Friday morning, Marcy Motors Car Dealership reported three cars and several sets of cars keys were stolen, according to the police report.
The police department said that during questioning Merek implicated himself for numerous crimes, including the robberies. The vehicles as well as the assault weapon, a dumbell, were located.
Merek was charged with one count of first-degree robbery, one count of armed criminal action, one count of second-degree burglary and three counts of felony stealing.
Merek was released into custody of the Boone County Corrections Facility. The juvenile was released into the custody of Boone County Juvenile Authorities.