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Two Arrested In Hotel Room Armed Robbery Incident

Two people were arrested after a report of an armed robbery in Pana on Sunday morning.  Cody Eller of Jacksonville and Samantha Olivio of Taylorville were both two of the three involved in the incident.  Pana Police received a report of an armed robbery at a hotel room at Lake Lawn Inn late Saturday evening/early Sunday morning.  When officers arrived, they obtained information from a male victim reporting that he was held up by two male subjects with handguns.  


During the investigation, Pana Police identified a female to be at the hotel room with the male victim prior to the two male subjects later arriving and entering the room.  It was reported that the male subjects arrived and brandished a handgun before taking the property of the male victim including cash, cell phone, and car keys.  The two males and the female who had been with the victim left the area together.


Eller’s warrant was issued on June 5th, and charged with armed robbery with a firearm, and Olivio was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery.  The second male involved is allegedly from Springfield and charges are pending. The US Marshals helped with locating the subjects.  The two were arrested on June 8th in Virden, Illinois, and were transported back to Christian County CC. The case is still under investigation. 

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