Chief Coatney reveals, “we recovered guns used in the crimes, ammo, stolen property including cash, clothing worn during the crimes, drugs, and other items considered evidence of their criminal activity.”
The two arrested might be responsible for the McDonald’s Armed Robbery, the Chief anticipates making more arrests related to other cases.
“When that happens, we will notify the community of their identities. All suspects will continue to be considered innocent until proven guilty,” he states.
“We want to express our appreciation for the help we have received from the community, business owners, and other law enforcement agencies that also had people fall victim to these crimes. The investigation work conducted by our patrol and investigators was complex, state of the art, and required a lot of technical work we are thankful to have access to. If it were not for the training, equipment, technology, and community contacts our staff have at their disposal, this case would have taken much longer to clear.
To the men and women of AMPD. This was investigative and tactical work every bit as effective and precise as one would expect from much larger agencies with more resources. We prepare for these things so we can attack them quickly and efficiently when/if they happen. I cannot express how proud I am to be part of this AMPD team. Absolutely remarkable police work, by the best people in the business. When you know you’re going in to handle people known to be armed and willing to use those firearms, and can handle the situation without anyone getting hurt, you have won a major victory in policing.”
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Taylor L. Yahola, 24, of Oklahoma City Oklahoma. Yahola was taken into custody on the Thursday evening without incident in Joplin, Mo.
“During the initial investigation, Yahola was identified as a potential suspect. Jasper County Sheriff’s Detectives have submitted charges for Robbery 1st and Armed Criminal Action.” — JASPER CO. SHERIFF
Earlier this week Chief Deputy Derek Walrod confirmed to Joplin News First the dark grey Chrysler 300 used in the armed robbery was stolen out of Oklahoma City. It was recovered during a police pursuit and manhunt in Mayes County, Okla. Tuesday evening.
Investigation revealed a black male, 5’6″, brandished a firearm, demanded all the money and fled in a dark gray Chrysler 300 from the Subway location. The vehicle was captured on security cameras.
Deputy Chief Derek Walrod tells Joplin News First Wednesday the Chrysler 300 was located. It was involved in an multi-agency pursuit along I-44 then onto OK-20 towards Pryor on Tuesday afternoon in Mayes County.
At one point during the pursuit the vehicle went into oncoming traffic, attempting to elude officers.
The car eventually came to a stop west of Pryor and the male fled on foot. Bobby Thorsen of Pryor captured the vehicle chase on camera. He tells us a helicopter was circling the area as GRDA and other authorities searched for the male.
“He ditched his car. He went off into a pretty heavily wooded/brush area,” Thorsen says. The male suspect was not located.
Deputy Chief Walrod states they believe they know who the suspect is but he is not revealing that at this time. Additionally his Jasper County investigators have not processed the vehicle yet.
The vehicle was reported stolen out of Oklahoma.
No one was injured in the pursuit and following manhunt.
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AIRPORT DRIVE, Mo. – Just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday reports of an Armed Robbery at Subway in the Stone’s Corner Plaza, 6019 N Main St., alerted local authorities.
“Reported that a black male dressed in a gray hoody with Air Jordan written across the back, a red COVID mask and faded jeans, brandished a firearm during the robbery. The suspect demanded all the stores money.” – JASPER COUNTY SHERIFF’S
The suspect fled the area in a dark grey passenger vehicle which deputies distributed images late Tuesday afternoon.
“The vehicle appears to be a newer dark grey Chrysler 300 with dark tinted windows and it possibly has an Oklahoma license plate on its rear bumper.”
No one was hurt during the incident. The restaurant remained closed as of noon Tuesday. However they reopened for normal business sometime in the afternoon Tuesday.
If anyone has information they are encouraged to contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s office at 417-358-8177.
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JOPLIN, Mo. — Late Monday evening at 10:07 p.m. reports of an Armed Robbery at the Eagle Stop gas station at 3504 S Rangeline in Joplin.
Capt William Davis of the Joplin Police Dept tells us, “a suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun, demanded money from the register, and fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.”
JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin Police Department release information on regarding an Armed Robbery on Thursday afternoon. In doing so they are seeking any information the public might have to assist their case.
On February 17th, 2022 at 5:33 pm the Joplin Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call of an armed robbery that just occurred at The Corner convenience store located at 2300 S. Maiden Lane in Joplin.
The suspect entered the store and requested merchandise, then displayed a handgun and demanded the store employee give him cash from the register.
The suspect fled the store with the merchandise and an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen going northbound on foot.
The store employee was not physically harmed during the incident.
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The Joplin Police Department asks that anyone with any information on this incident please contacts Detective Jason Francis at 417-623-3131 x1640.