Suspect in LaMonte Casey’s General Store Armed Robbery Arrested in Florida
A Sedalia man, who is a suspect in a recent armed robbery, was located and arrested late Friday night (Jan 13), in Clermont, Florida.
On Friday (Jan 13) Pettis County Sheriff’s detectives, acting on a tip, contacted and began coordinating with the Lake County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit to locate 22-year old Evan C. Bankovich.
Bankovich is wanted on a variety of charges stemming from an armed robbery of LaMonte’s Casey’s General Store, on January 3. Just before midnight on Friday, Lake County deputies located, and arrested Evan Bankovich in Clermont, Florida.
Saturday morning, Pettis County Prosecutor, Phillip Sawyer, filed charges against 20-year old Angel Harper, of Sedalia, for hindering prosecution in the Bankovich case, and a no bond warrant was issued.
According to a press release, Harper was with Bankovich at the time of his arrest in Florida. Harper is also currently on bond for 1st degree assault charges surrounding an incident, involving a gun, that occurred in the 3600 block of South Kentucky Avenue, on March 20, 2016.
Bankovich and Harper are currently being held on charges for being Fugitives from Justice, in the Lake County Jail. Bankovich and Harper are awaiting extradition back to Pettis County.