July 29, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Man Charged in Battlefield Mall Robbery

Michael R. Gunter, 31, of Springfield has been charged with 1st Degree Robbery. The robbery occurred at the Battlefield Mall on July 11, 2009. Gunter was arrested yesterday by Springfield Police.

Gunter is accused of stealing a purse from a 27-year old female as she was leaving Macy’s. The robbery occurred on the parking lot just before 11:30 a.m. Gunter approached the victim demanded her purse, and displayed what the victim thought was a gun.

Gunter is being held in the Greene County Jail. His bond is $25,000.

SPD Case Number: 09-30033

Media Contact: Major Kevin Routh, phone: 417-864-1754; Release authorized by: Lt. David Millsap

springfield police department

Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd