A Marshall man has been arrested and charged with a couple of felonies for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery on Thursday, November 30.
According to a release from the Marshall Police Department, a man reported that he was asked to help another man repair a bicycle. While holding the bike, the perpetrator allegedly pulled a gun on the man helping and demanded money or he would be shot.
The alleged victim reportedly stated he showed the alleged perpetrator his wallet to show him he did not have any money, but the alleged perpetrator demanded he walk to a nearby ATM and withdraw money. The alleged victim reportedly placed his credit device in the ATM and received a receipt saying error. The alleged victim showed the man the receipt, and the alleged perpetrator became unreasonable and told him if he didn’t give him the money he was going to kill him. The alleged victim reportedly told the alleged perpetrator he had a computer and removed the laptop from his backpack and gave it to the alleged perpetrator, who later let the alleged victim go.
An investigation revealed the suspect to be 42-year-old Charles Dean Perkins, of Marshall, who was arrested. Police reportedly also recovered the laptop during Perkins’ arrest.
Online court documents say Perkins has been charged with a Class A Felony for Robbery in the First Degree and an Unclassified Felony for Armed Criminal Action. Bond has been set at $100,000 cash only, with several conditions, including for him not to possess a firearm; have no contact with the alleged victim; and to wear a GPS monitoring device upon his release from jail.
An arraignment hearing for Perkins is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, at Saline County Circuit Court in Marshall.