Mt. Vernon Man Arrested in Connection with 2017 Armed Robbery in Wednesday Morning Traffic Stop

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested in Connection with 2017 Armed Robbery in Wednesday Morning Traffic Stop

MT. VERNON — Two Mt. Vernon men were arrested Wednesday morning following a traffic stop in Mt. Vernon, with one of the men wanted on an armed robbery charge.

According to Mt. Vernon Police Chief Trent Page, MVPD conducted the traffic stop in the 700 block of S. 23rd St. in Mt. Vernon. The passenger in the vehicle, 21-year-old Sharod Wilson-Patton was arrested for armed robbery with a firearm. He had a warrant issued for his arrest in August of 2017 following a home invasion at Willow Springs Apartment Complex on May 10, 2017. No one was hurt in that incident.

The driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Brandon Kirkman, was arrested on separate warrants for possession of meth less than five grams and on a failure to appear warrant out of St. Louis County, Missouri.

Police arrested another man, 21-year-old Mikeyle Johnson, in January of 2018 also in connection with the home invasion Wilson-Patton was arrested for Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to armed robbery with a firearm in exchange for a home invasion with a firearm charge being dismissed. He is currently serving a five-year prison sentence for the incident.

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