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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

One Arrested In Crime Spree Involving Four Suspects in a Hyundai

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 8:01 AM

click to enlarge Lennard Brown was arrested yesterday. His alleged accomplices remain at large.
  • Lennard Brown was arrested yesterday. His alleged accomplices remain at large.
Police have one man in custody and say they know the identity of three accomplices who took part in an armed robbery in St. Louis County and home burglary in Granite City on Monday.

St. Louis police arrested Lennard Brown, 20, early yesterday morning after one of its off-duty officers saw media coverage of Monday's crime spree and identified the suspects caught on a surveillance camera. Police say that that they also recovered property stolen from the Granite City home while arresting Brown. Police are now looking for Trevin Johnson, 19; Durell Dorn, 24; and Walter Nickels, 28. All three men are to be considered armed and dangerous.

The men are believed to be the suspects who rammed into a car in St. Louis County on Monday morning and then robbed the driver at gunpoint when he got out to inspect damage to his vehicle. Several minutes later the suspects -- driving a black Hyundai Sonata -- arrived at a home in Granite City and kicked open a door. Surveillance footage from the home show the men walking off with electronics and fleeing police as Madison County sheriff deputies arrived on the scene.

Left to right: Trevin Johnson, Durell Dorn and Walter Nickels should be considered armed and dangerous.
  • Left to right: Trevin Johnson, Durell Dorn and Walter Nickels should be considered armed and dangerous.
All four men have been charged in Madison County with residential burglary, aggravated fleeing of a police officer, and criminal damage to government property when they struck two patrol cars when making their escape. The sheriff's department says it doesn't know where the three at-large suspects live, but believe all three reside in either north St. Louis or north county.

Anyone with information can call the Madison County Sheriff's Office at 618-692-4433 (dispatch) or 618-692-0871 (investigations). Anonymous tipsters can call 618-296-3000.

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