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Three Arrested as Effingham Deputies Thwart Armed Robbery

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Ashton Rashad Wallace Ashton Rashad Wallace
Keion Latroy Chambers Keion Latroy Chambers
Peter Johnson III Peter Johnson III
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Effingham Sheriff's Deputies say three Springfield men were arrested early Tuesday morning for an armed robbery in Westwood Heights.  They say two men were in the act of committing the armed robbery when they were interrupted by a deputy in the area.

   At approximately 12:45 a.m, deputies were patrolling the area of Westwood Heights and spotted a gold in color car stopped on the side of the Westwood Drive with two other people in the yard.  When they saw the deputy, officials say the driver honked the horn and attempted to leave the scene.

   Deputies pulled that car over and identified the driver.

  When they returned to the scene in Westwood, they found two victims who said they'd been held at gunpoint and the gunmen had fled into the neighborhood.

   Deputies quickly contacted other agencies and had a lookout placed on the vehicle and the occupants and Springfield Police officers ended up stopping the car.

   The car's occupants were placed under arrest and a 9mm handgun matching the description given by the victims was found.   Deputies say the handgun was also found to be stolen out of Garden City the previous day.

   Deputies arrested Ashton Rashad Wallace, 21, of Springfield and charged him with armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a pistol during the commission of a crime, pointing a gun at another and theft by receiving stolen property.   They also arrested Peter Johnson III, 19, of Springfield and charged him with armed robbery and aggravated assault.  Keion Latroy Chambers, 21, of Springfield is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and obstruction.

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