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Charleston man accused of holding up Flying J


DPS says a Charleston, Missouri man is accused of holding up a business late Sunday night.

Authorities say Richard Ware, 41, of Charleston, faces one count of robbery, and two counts of burglary. He was being held on a $200,000 bond.

Shortly before midnight, Charleston DPS says the department received a call of an armed robbery at the Flying J Travel Center, 2460 East Marshall Street in Charleston.

An investigation showed the suspect had fled the area on foot crossing East Marshall Street (US Hwy 60/62).

Assistance was requested from the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A State Highway Patrol K-9 unit tracked the suspect behind the Charleston Health Club.

A trooper and a deputy noticed the rear door ajar at the health club, and the interior of the building was searched.

Inside, officers found Richard Ware, 41 of Charleston, along with items that connected him with the robbery.

Ware was placed under arrest and taken to the Mississippi County Jail.

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