April 21st, 2017
Written by Chuck Samples
Formal charges have been filed against the two suspects in an early Wednesday incident at the Walmart parking lot.
According to Lyon County Attorney Marc Goodman, 28-year-old Jose M. Moreno and 20-year-old Jose A. Gutierrez, both from the Kansas City, Missouri area have been charged with aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.
The two men are accused of holding a New Mexico woman and her teenage son at gunpoint in an early Wednesday morning incident at the Walmart parking lot. Both victims were physically unharmed.
Court dates for both Moreno and Guttierez are pending.
11:00 a.m. Thursday
The Emporia Police Department made two arrests in Wednesday's suspicious incident that culminated in Wal-Mart's parking lot.
Jose M. Moreno, 28 and Jose A. Gutierrez, 20, both from the Kansas City, Missouri area, were taken into custody after an alleged armed robbery attempt.
At 2:50 in the morning on Wednesday Emporia Police officers responded to a robbery in progress call in the Wal-Mart parking lot. A 42-year-old woman and her 16-year-old son, both from New Mexico, were resting in their vehicle when they were reportedly jarred awake by two men armed with handguns. Captain Dave DeVries says the robbers broke a window on their vehicle and demanded their cell phones. The victims made a run for the Wal-Mart store where employees contacted the police.
The men fled the area. Police pursued and stopped the suspect vehicle as it was headed northbound on I-35. Evidence of the robbery and a hand gun were collected by officers from various areas of the Interstate.
Both victims were physically unharmed. Formal charges are currently pending, stay with KVOE as we follow this story.
9:40 a.m. Wednesday : Incident in Walmart parking lot being investigated
Emporia Police are investigating a currently unspecified incident that apparently culminated in a west Emporia parking lot early Wednesday morning.
Authorities were called to the south end of the Walmart parking lot around 2:30 am. Emporia Police investigators and the Lyon County K-9 unit have been on the scene as the investigation continues.
All additional details are currently pending. KVOE News will keep you updated.