A masked man who attempted to rob Barney's Last Stop convenience store in Peoria was taken into custody by deputies Thursday along with one accomplice, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff.
Ottawa County Sheriff Terry Durborow said his office received a call from the owner at the store who advised that a white male had entered her store, brandished a handgun and demanded the cash from the register.
“The clerk said the man got scared when a vehicle pulled into the parking lot and ran out of the store without stealing any property,” Durborow said.
“A get-away car was parked down the street waiting for the subject. The vehicle left Peoria traveling westbound on Future Farmer Road,” he said.
Durborow said a Quapaw officer, a trooper with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a Commerce police officer and a deputy attempted to stop the vehicle and were led on a two-mile chase.
“The vehicle used in the botched robbery was a Pontiac Grand Am that was reported stolen out of Newton County, Mo., earlier that day,” Durborow said. “The vehicle was stopped at the intersection of County Road 137 and Future Farmer Road and the male subject and female subject were taken into custody after being positively identified by the clerk as being the perpetrators.
Durborow said detectives with his office recovered the ski mask and a dark-colored jacket near the store that are believed to have been used in the crime.
The male subject was identified as Phillip T. Burris, 19, of Miami. Burris was released from the Ottawa County Jail approximately one month ago after receiving a suspended sentence for burglary in the second degree.
He was booked into the Ottawa County Jail Thursday on the anticipated charges of attempted armed robbery, possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Burris appeared in Ottawa County District Court Friday for arraignment and had his bond set in the amount of $225,000.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Shauna L. Landry, 28, of Neosho, Mo. She was arrested and booked into the Ottawa County Jail on the anticipated charges of attempted armed robbery, possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude a police officer, no vehicle insurance, no driver's license and no seatbelt.
Landry also appeared in Ottawa County District Court Friday and her bond was set at $212, 020.
In addition to her Ottawa County charges, Landry also has an outstanding warrant out of Maine for probation violations.
Durborow said his office has been in contact with officials from Maine and they advised they will extradite Landry when her court case is completed in Ottawa County.