Regional Radio News has learned from the Taylorville Police Department that 32 year old Algernon Perkins of Alorton, Illinois made his first appearance in Federal Court in the Southern District of Illinois on Federal charges of Interference with Commerce by Robbery. Perkins has been charged because of his role in armed robberies involving several cash stores including the one in Taylorville which was robbed on September 19th. Police Chief Brian Hile explains more on the current situation.
The charge of Interference with Commerce by Robbery carries a maximum term of incarnation of twenty years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. Perkins is currently detained pending the outcome of the proceedings.
When the Taylorville Cash Store was robbed on September 19th, there were two suspects in the case. Hile says that finding the other suspect, or suspects, is part of the ongoing investigation.
This is an ongoing investigation involving the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the United States Marshals Service, the Taylorville Police Department, and other Southern Illinois Police Agencies. Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for the latest updates on Perkins, and the cash store robbery.