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Steele man charged after women robbed in street

Marquel Lawless (Source: Missouri Vinelink) Marquel Lawless (Source: Missouri Vinelink)

A Steele man faces a robbery charge after police say he threatened a woman in the street.

Marquel Lawless, 19, of Steele was arrested on warrant charging him with robbery 1st degree.

Steele Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield says two local women were walking on West Main Street on August 1 when they were approached by a man who demanded money.

Stanfield says the suspect threatened to shoot one of the women if she did not give him her money.

The women told the suspect they did not have any money and handed him a wallet.

After seeing there was no money in the wallet, Stanfield says the suspect ran away.

Lawless was taken to the Pemiscot County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

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