Robbery suspects Jackie Sutton, 23, and Michael Tanner, 25, were arraigned Tuesday morning before Associate Circuit Court Judge Wendy Wexler Horn.
The Annapolis men are charged with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action in connection with an armed robbery at Sherry’s Quick Mart in Doe Run on Sunday morning. Bond was set at $200,000 each.
On Tuesday, each were arraigned and applied for a public defender. The cases were passed to May 15 for counsel status updates.
According to court records, at about 12:29 a.m. Sunday, Tanner entered Sherry’s Quick Mart on Highway 221 while Sutton stayed in the vehicle. Tanner confessed to pointing Sutton’s loaded 22-caliber rifle at the clerk and demanding money. The clerk gave the man the money but the panic alarm was hit. Witnesses were able to provide a description of the vehicle.
Deputies from St. Francois County, Ironton, and Iron County immediately began looking for the suspect vehicle, which had headed to Iron County on Highway 221. At 12:44 a.m., an officer with Ironton Police Department, with the assistance of Iron County, stopped a vehicle matching the description and held the two suspects for St. Francois County.
The gun and stolen money were found inside the vehicle. Both men confessed to their involvement.