Two arrested for Taco Bell robberies in Dexter, Poplar Bluff
March 7, 2012 at 1:46 AM CST - Updated June 26 at 5:09 PM
STODDARD AND BUTLER COUNTIES, MO (KFVS) - Two women were arrested Tuesday, March 6 in connection with robberies at Taco Bells in Dexter and Poplar Bluff.
Stephanie Nicole Parkison, 26, of Fisk, Mo. and Brittany May Cannon, 20 were arrested in Poplar Bluff, Mo and taken to the Poplar Bluff Police Department. Police say Parkison was interviewed and admitted that she and Cannon were responsible for the robbery at the Dexter Taco Bell on Monday, March 5 and the Poplar Bluff Taco Bell on Feb. 28.
According to police, Dexter officers responded to the Taco Bell at 1403 W. US. Bus. 60 on Tuesday, March 6 about a robbery they say happened Monday, March 5 at 11:53 p.m. They say there were two possible suspects wearing all black and possibly in a silver or grey Grand Prix. Officers were told the suspects pulled a gun during the robbery.
Employees told police they were inside the business when they both heard "noises" inside or around the building and tried to find where the noises were coming from. They said they went outside to find where the noises were coming from and when they went back in the building by the back door, two people came at them with a gun pointed at them. The employees said the suspects ran past them and out the back door, eastbound, in a straight line toward a tree line east of Taco Bell.
Police said one employee told them her phone was stolen, as well as some money from the business. After looking at the scene, police say the suspects removed money from the safe and cash drawer by the drive thru window.
The two suspects, Parkison and Cannon, were found in Poplar Bluff. At about 2:55 a.m. Poplar Bluff police pulled them over in their 2002 silver Pontiac being driven by Parkison with Cannon as a passenger.
Police say Parkison admitted in an interview that she and Cannon were responsible for both robberies. They were charged with felony robbery in the first degree and armed criminal action.