August 05, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Commercial Robbery Suspect Arrested

On 07/26/11, officers were dispatched to the Kum and Go convenience store at 1505 N National in reference to a robbery which just occurred.

The store clerk was approached by a suspect who demanded cash and cartons of cigarettes. The clerk complied after the suspect made threatening statements. The suspect filled his backpack with the merchandise and cash then fled on a bicycle.

The suspect was identified during the follow-up investigation as Devonte T. McMiller (B/M, 09/21/80). McMiller was arrested last night without incident.

We anticipate that later today the Greene County Prosecutor's Office will file charges against McMiller for 2nd Degree Robbery. The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

SPD Case Number: 11-31496
Media Contact: Officer Lee Walker, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Maj. Kevin Routh

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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