The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

August 1, 2013

Two charged in armed robbery

Two 19-year-old suspects have been charged in the armed robbery Tuesday of a 14-year-old boy at 28th Street and Vermont Avenue in Joplin.

Police Cpl. Chuck Niess said Kevin W. Neely and Jessie D. Moser were arrested a short time after the 1:24 a.m. robbery.

The victim was a passenger in a vehicle that Neely allegedly waved at and got to stop at the intersection, Niess said. While Neely was talking to the driver, Moser allegedly walked up to the vehicle with a gun and robbed the 14-year-old of $50, Niess said.

The suspects were traced to their residence at 2820 S. Massachusetts Ave. and arrested by officers responding to a report of the robbery. They have been charged with first-degree robbery.

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