Three men are in custody after trying to rob a woman at gunpoint outside Northpark Mall Wednesday night. Joplin Police Sergeant Chad Dininger tells News Talk KZRG it happened around 8pm.
"She exited her vehicle and a suspect demanded her purse at gunpoint. She then received assistance from citizens walking into the mall and called the police."
Dininger says law enforcement tracked down the suspect vehicle at a Webb City convenience store. "We had officers that observed a suspect's truck and the occupants leave the store. They then followed them, along with Webb City PD and Jasper County Sheriff's Department, and made a stop on the vehicle. We have three suspects in custody for the armed robbery."
Dininger says Police will ask for all three to be charged with armed robbery, plus a charge of armed criminal action against the one who pointed the gun. The woman who was robbed is fine; her purse and phone were recovered.
Lawrence County deputies have a man in custody accused of murdering his wife. Sheriff Brad DeLay tells News talk KZRG his office received a 911 call late Monday night/early Tuesday morning from the LaRussell area in western Lawrence County.
"Deputies located the male subject and a female subject who was believed to be in a bed and had a very apparent gunshot wound. Deputies tried to render aid and the lady was determined to be deceased."
55-year-old Radonna Roland Holman is dead. Her husband, 54-year-old David K. Holman, has been charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in her death.