Armed robbery suspect may be brought to Kirksville Monday

Kevin McCormick, 33, of Louisiana, Missouri, was taken into custody Friday in the city of Moscow Mills, Missouri. (Lincoln County Sheriff's Department)

One of two masked suspects in a local armed robbery was arrested Friday in Lincoln County, Missouri.

Kevin McCormick, 33, of Louisiana, Missouri, was taken into custody in the city of Moscow Mills.

He and a second suspect are accused of holding a gun to Frank Wayman's head and a large knife to his throat during a Thursday afternoon robbery at Wayman Realty on North Green Street in Kirksville.

When KTVO spoke to Wayman on the afternoon of the robbery, he had described the large knife as a machete and said both suspects were black.

McCormick is a white man. In court documents, police state that they believe the second suspect, who is not in custody at this time, is a black man.

The victim said the two armed intruders had forced him to open the safe at his business. Wayman told KTVO the suspects got away with more than $3,000 in cash plus gold coins that were kept in the safe.

Lt. Mark Wellman from the Kirksville Police Department told us Monday morning that he cannot comment on the second suspect at this time as the investigation continues.

McCormick is charged with First-Degree Robbery and Armed Criminal Action. He has been held in the Lincoln County Jail since his arrest on Friday.

According to court documents, when he was arrested in Lincoln County, McCormick had a large, black-handled knife and $489 in cash.

Wellman said Kirksville police may bring him to the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on Monday afternoon, depending on the weather and road conditions.

The lieutenant told KTVO a Kirksville officer is headed to Moscow Mills on Monday to help oversee the processing of McCormick's car, which investigators say was used as the getaway vehicle.

Wayman was not injured during the crime.

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