Extra prices filed for Glen Carbon Walmart theft suspects

One stays in hospital, one other in St. Louis County jail as investigation continues


ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Extra prices have been filed by St. Louis County prosecutors towards two Missouri males accused of robbing a lady within the parking zone of the Glen Carbon Walmart.

Earl Barber, 41, of St. Louis, and Benjamin Smith, 48, each of St. Louis, have been every charged Dec. 31 in Missouri with resisting arrest by fleeing, a Class E felony.

The 2 stay in custody — Barber in a St. Louis space hospital after being shot by a Madison County sheriff’s deputy and Smith in St. Louis County Justice Companies — whereas the investigation into the capturing continues. Bail was set at $25,00zero every.

As well as, each face a number of felony prices in Illinois.

Barber was charged with two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, theft and illegal possession of a weapon by a felon, all Class 2 felonies. Smith was charged with two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm and theft, all Class Four felonies, and illegal possession of a weapon by a felon and aggravated fleeing a peace officer, each Class 2 felonies.

Bail was set at $350,00zero for Barber and $250,00zero for Smith.

Barber was shot by a Madison County deputy who has not been named after allegedly trying to flee on foot by means of a residential space of St. Louis County. Police stated a weapon was recovered. As a result of the capturing occurred in Missouri, the St. Louis County Police Division’s Bureau of Crimes In opposition to Individuals is main the investigation.

The incident started at about 9:22 p.m. Dec. 30 when Glen Carbon police obtained a report of a “strong-arm theft” within the Glen Carbon Walmart parking zone. They have been later instructed the suspects had fled and have been capturing at witnesses from their automobile.

The sufferer was recognized as a 45-year-old girl who was taken to a neighborhood hospital with “non-life-threatening accidents.” The 2 suspects had allegedly tried to steal her purse, then fled in a automobile. Barber allegedly fired at a number of witnesses from that automobile.

Glen Carbon, Pontoon Seaside and Madison County officers pursued the pair to Shardell Drive and Poggemoeller Avenue in St. Louis County. At that time, Barber left the automobile and took off on foot. He was pursued by a number of officers and was finally shot by the deputy.

Smith was taken into custody a short while later.

The precise particulars that led as much as the capturing haven’t been launched.

The deputy was described as 38, and an 11-year veteran of the Madison County Sheriff’s Division.

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