Two Arrested In Luray Burglary
On Jun 7, 2009 in the early AM, EG's Convenience Store, inside the Clark County, just east of the Scotland County line, along US Hwy 136 was burglarized by 3 young white males. Suspects were armed with a baseball bat and a loaded Marlin .22 Cal. Rifle w/scope.
Over $5,000 in cash and merchandise were reported missing. Some of the items have been recovered and the 2 weapons involved in the incident have been seized. We are still trying to locate two (2) neon lighted beer signs, miscellaneous merchandise, and approximately $700 in cash.
Two suspects have been arrested, Todd Michel Stewart, age 18 and a juvenile, age 15, both are white males, known to reside in the area of Luray, Missouri. Todd Stewart is presently being held in the Clark County Detention Center on 2nd Degree Burglary and Theft/Stealing (Value of property is $500 or more). The juvenile was turned over to the Clark County Juvenile Officer and transported to Kirksville, Missouri.
The 3rd suspect, Joshua James Brown, age 20, is still at large and has an active warrant in Clark County Missouri for 1st degree Burglary and Theft/Stealing (Value of property is $500 or more). Brown should be considered armed and dangerous and should be traveling in a blue, 1988 Dodge 600 SE, Iowa license 151SWM. Brown's last known address is Donnellson, Iowa. Brown is known to spend time at Bonaparte, Iowa and Luray, Missouri.
Any help in locating Joshua Brown, would be greatly appreciated. Please contact the Clark County Sheriff's Office at (660) 216-2911/2915.
“Had they taken any more merchandise than they did, it would have probably shut us down for good!” stated Shawn Shannon, owner of the convenience store.
He continued, “At around 2:30 a.m. the store was broken into by breaking open and then prying open the front door. A deadbolt was also broken, as was a doorknob. The thieves took about half of The Store’s beer inventory, most of the frozen food including Tombstone Pizzas. The beer had been removed from the 12 pack cartons, which were left behind in the driveway. But we are back open now and still planning on building a new building later this summer.”