Brazil City Police Department Patrolman/K-9 Handler Kenny Hill confirmed to The Brazil Times Friday that Robert Speck, 18, is currently incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center on preliminary charges of mischief and attempted robbery stemming from an incident at Speedway Petroleum Corporation, 301 West National Avenue.
According to Hill, around 7:30 p.m., Thursday, an unidentified male and his girlfriend told officials that Speck attempted to start a fight. Although the couple tried to walk away several times, they reported he kept antagonizing them while entering the store.
After making their purchases and believing enough time had passed, the couple exited the store and walked to their vehicle.
However, Speck came back to make threats and demanded the male give up his wallet.
When they ran to their vehicle, Speck allegedly followed and kicked in the bed of their pickup truck before they were able to get away.
After taking statements from the couple and another unidentified person who witnessed the incident, Hill said he was able to locate the suspect a short time later. Speck was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his older brother, Daniel Speck.
Upon questioning, Robert Speck was taken into custody and transported to the CCJC.
Because Hill discovered a pipe allegedly used to smoke marijuana lying in plain sight inside the vehicle, Daniel Speck was issued a citation/summons to appear in court for an infraction charge of possession of paraphernalia and released from the scene.