Charges were filed Tuesday on the 17-year-old St. Clair man who is accused of robbing the Phillips 66 One Stop gasoline service station there early Monday afternoon.
Joseph Daniel Shine was charged with felony first-degree robbery and felony armed criminal action one day after he was located and arrested at a home in the Crescent Village Mobile Home Park, located just south of the service station at 1125 Sycamore Lane, about 2 1/2 hours after the crime was committed.
A cash-only bond was set at $100,000.
According to police reports and witnesses at the scene, a man wearing a handkerchief over his face entered the store at 1:45 p.m., brandished the knife and threatened the clerk while demanding she give him money from the register.
According to probable cause statements filed by St. Clair Police, “The defendant did commit the crime of robbery in the first degree.”
The statements went on to say that Shine entered the store, displayed a 3- to 4-inch knife to the cashier and demanded that she give him money or she will be killed.
According to reports, after the clerk gave the suspect money from the cash register, he left on foot.
The probable cause statement reported that the amount of money handed to Shine was $787. Most of the money was dropped after a brief altercation with a patron who was inside the store at the time. According to reports and witnesses, the patron pushed the suspect down on his way out the door, and he dropped money in the process.
St. Clair Police officers, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Missouri Highway Patrol troopers were on the scene and investigated the incident.