One of the two suspects in the armed robbery at Stop-N-Go in Platteville on Christmas night was arrested last week, and an arrest warrant has been issued for the other suspect.
Police arrested Jamil Malik Ware, 20, Chicago, in Dubuque Jan. 18.
Ware is alleged to be the suspect who was waiting outside the store while Carmille Kalvin Nelson, 19, Chicago, committed the robbery inside the store, according to police.
Nelson and Ware were both charged with party to armed robbery in Grant County Circuit Court Friday. They face maximum sentences of 40 years in prison and $100,000 fines if convicted.
A preliminary hearing for Ware is scheduled for Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Ware is free on $2,500 bond, according to court records. An arrest warrant has been issued for Nelson.
The Stop-N-Go at North Water Street and East Madison Street was robbed on Christmas around 9 p.m.
The suspect now identified as Nelson, who had a handgun, fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, a bank bag, and an unopened bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, according to police.
Witnesses saw a second suspect, now identified as Ware, running with Nelson west from the gas station.
Police said an “observant community member” provided information that led to Ware’s identification and Nelson’s arrest on an unrelated case in Dubuque Dec. 26.
According to a Platteville police news release, information about Nelson’s “involvement had not been fully developed” when Dubuque police arrested him. Nelson is believed to have returned to the Chicago area.
Neither Ware nor Nelson has Wisconsin arrest records, according to court records.
Platteville police said they are no longer looking for suspects wearing a Pelle Pelle jacket, which the news release said “is a popular jacket brand with many variations.” Nelson was identified as wearing a red and black Pelle Pelle jacket after the robbery.