COOPER COUNTY, Mo. — A Boonville man is held on $100,000 bond in Cooper County after an alleged burglary at Lucky’s Gas Station.
According to a probable cause statement filed in a Cooper County courtroom, Brian Keith Mallory, 39 allegedly broke into Lucky’s Gas Station in the 200 block of East Morgan Street in Boonville around 12:50 a.m. on Saturday, June 30.
An employee told officers that Mallory had threatened them with a knife and demanded a carton of cigarettes. Mallory also allegedly stole a case of beer and exited the store. When advised he had to pay for the items, he allegedly threatened the employee verbally.
Officers went to Mallory’s known residence, and upon arrival, the suspect allegedly exited the apartment and admitted he had committed the crime, stating “I robbed the store.”
The stolen items were located inside the residence.
After his arrest, Mallory became confrontational and threatened to cause harm to the responding officers, according to the probable cause statement. He also told investigators he had called 911 prior to the robbery in an effort to misguide police.
Mallory is charged with three total felonies; for first degree robbery, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon – subjection four – exhibiting. In addition, he faces two misdemeanor counts of fourth degree assault on a special victim and one misdemeanor each for misusing 911 and stealing less than $150.
Mallory is currently behind bars at the Cooper County Jail. Bond was set at $100,000 cash or surety. He is scheduled to appear for an arraignment at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in a Cooper County courtroom.