|Jason Pixley charged with three armed robberies in less than a week|
Law enforcement officers have in custody the man they say robbed three different locations in less than a week.
According to Washington County Sheriff’s Department Captain Roger Newlon, Jason Pixely was charged late Thursday night and charge with armed robbery of Morgan’s Market and J & R Liquors.
Newlon alleges that Pixley, 38, of Pekin, also robbed the Subway in Borden and will face charges in that county as well.
Pixley had served time in prison for armed robbery.
“We wanted to get him off the streets,” Newlon said. “Our fear was someone was going to get hurt.”
The first robbery happened July 24 in the early afternoon, a few days later the Subway in Borden was robbed and then early last week, Morgan’s Market, just outside Salem was hit.
Newlon said there were too many similarities for the robberies not to be connected.
Each one the subject was wearing a mask and showing a knife and that’s unusual to have three that close together with so many things in common.
In a little more than a week, the robberies appear to have been solved and Newlon credits team work among different agencies for bringing the investigation to a speedy close.
“We had a lot of team work,” Newlon said. “(Pekin Town Marshall) Jeff (Thomas) and I were working on some things then we had some leads come in and Brent Miller and Brady Naugle got right on those. We also had help from the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, the Borden Town Marshall, the Indiana State Police and the Salem Police Department.
“A lot of different organizations came together and that’s one of the reasons we got this one solved so quickly.”
All the evidence collected allowed officers to obtain a search warrant at 2737 Hickory Grove Road in Pekin.
The warrant gave officers enough evidence to have probably cause to arrest Pixley.
Pixley is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a deadly weapon and one count of armed robbery with a deadly weapon. He also faces a charge of intimidation with a deadly weapon.
He is being held in the Washington County Detention Center with no bond.
Newlon expects another arrest to be made in the coming days, but declined to release more details about the pending arrest.
Pixley is being held on an $85,000 full cash bond.