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Washington Times-Reporter - Washington, IL
  • Third arrest made in Casey's robbery

  • The last expected arrest in the Casey's robbery case has been made.
    Lucious A. Turntine, 23, of Peoria was arrested Wednesday night by Washington police and the US Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Unit.
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  • The last expected arrest in the Casey's robbery case has been made.
    Lucious A. Turntine, 23, of Peoria was arrested Wednesday night by Washington police and the US Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Unit.
    Turntine was arrested for armed robbery with a firearm.
    Two people have been arrested and charged in Tazewell County Circuit Court with armed robbery in the case.
    Todd Lawson, 22, previously of Pekin, was charged Jan. 23 in Tazewell County Circuit Court with one count of armed robbery with a firearm. The charge is a Class X felony.
    Also arrested in connection with the case is Whitney Graham, 20, of East Peoria. Graham was the driver in the robbery, prosecutors said.
    She faces one count of armed robbery in circuit court.
    Prosecutors said Graham is a former Casey's employee who gave Lawson and the third suspect the combination of the store's safe.
    According to court documents, Lawson and the second man entered the store at 2201 Washington Road shortly before midnight last July 1 and asked the clerk about the price of cigarettes.
    As he replied, Lawson allegedly displayed a silver-sided handgun. The second robber walked behind the counter.
    He quickly opened a safe to reach a cash box containing $425, according to a prosecutor's court affidavit. The two men fled without injuring the clerk.
    The safe was locked and accessible only by its combination, prosecutors said.
    This story will be updated.
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