Suspect in Unionville Casey’s robbery apprehended in Florida

Casey's General Store

The Investigation into a report of a robbery last month at Casey’s General Store in Unionville resulted in charges filed against two suspects, one of whom was arrested this week in Florida, while the other had been arrested in late October.

A news item on the KTVO website quoted officials as reporting 32-year-old Christopher Chester of Unionville was captured in Hillsborough County, Florida early Tuesday, November 8. He’s facing extradition to Missouri for an arraignment in Putnam County Associate Circuit Court.

The other suspect, 29-year-old Christopher Lugo of Unionville, is described as a former employee of the convenience store who purportedly posted on his facebook page that he was working there when the holdup occurred.

Arrest warrants were issued six days after the reported incident.

Both men are charged in Putnam County with the on October 15 with first-degree robbery and with a misdemeanor count of stealing property valued at less than $500. Chester also faces two other felony counts: armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm.

At a court appearance Monday, online court information shows the cases for Christopher Lugo were continued until December 5 on the misdemeanor theft and December 21st for a preliminary hearing on the robbery charge. His bond is $50,000 cash. Bonds for the other suspect, Christopher Chester, total $80,000 cash pending his appearance in court at an undetermined date.