Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Carjacking Suspects Charged with Murder of Accomplice in Fatal Crash

Posted By on Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 8:42 AM

click to enlarge Courtney Clay and Percy Robinson were charged with second-degree murder. - COURTESY ST. LOUIS POLICE
  • COURTESY ST. LOUIS POLICE
  • Courtney Clay and Percy Robinson were charged with second-degree murder.

Two carjacking suspects who survived a violent crash that killed their accomplice have been charged with murder in his death.

Percy Robinson, 22; Courtney Clay, eighteen, and Christopher Gragg, twenty, ambushed a 28-year-old woman and her three young kids on Tuesday as the family sat in a 2008 GMC Acadia on Lami Street in Soulard, police say.



The trio of carjackers forced the family out at gunpoint and then sped off, police say. They made it about four blocks, turning onto South Broadway where they collided with a tractor-trailer near the Barton Street intersection. Robinson and Clay were taken into custody nearby and transported to the hospital, because they were injured in the crash.

Gragg died in the Acadia, police say. The woman and her three boys — ages three, five and eight — weren't injured.

Now, Robinson and Clay have been charged with second-degree murder for the death of their accomplice as well as first-degree robbery and armed criminal action for the carjacking. Police say officers seized a gun and suspected drugs during the investigation.

Robinson and Clay were jailed without bond.

We welcome tips and feedback. Email the author at doyle.murphy@riverfronttimes.com or follow on Twitter at @DoyleMurphy.


  • Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get the latest on the news, things to do and places to eat delivered right to your inbox.
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 27, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation