Teens arrested in relation to armed robbery

4 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago May 27, 2017 May 27, 2017 Saturday, May 27 2017 Saturday, May 27, 2017 3:46:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
By: Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Two teens were arrested early Saturday morning in relation to an armed robbery Friday night.

Columbia Police officers responded to the 5000 block of Bethel Street in reference to a robbery with a gun.

James C. Yearwood, 18, allegedly pointed a gun at a man and demanded property. He then allegedly took property from the victim and fled the area in a red van.

According to a statement from CPD, officers later located the van, occupied by Yearwood and a 16-year-old girl, at a Petro Mart Convenience Store located at 5481 St. Charles Road.

Yearwood and the girl were was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery. Yearwood additionally was charged on suspicion of armed criminal action.

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