Arrest made in Elma robbery

Sheriff Mike Miner reported two arrest warrants were issued March 27, 2013 in regards to the robbery at Elma Express on Jan. 11, 2013. Howard County was assisted by Osage Police Dept.

Warrants were issued for Phillip John Smith, 20, of Osage and Tyler Lee Roe, 21, also of Osage. A picture from a surveillance camera was featured in local papers less than three weeks before that.

Charges contend that Smith and Roe entered Elma Express with firearms and demanded cash. After a search warrant was issued for their residence at 1202 Ash St., the two men were arrested.

Both subjects’ bond is set at $25,000 cash.


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