Brazil City Police Department officials confirmed Tuesday the second suspect wanted in connection to an alleged robbery attempt Sunday evening is in custody at the Clay County Justice Center.
Members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department acted on information collected during the ongoing investigation and took Sankey Rust, 29, into custody at an undisclosed rural Clay County residence Monday evening.
Rust is currently incarcerated on preliminary charges of robbery, theft, battery, strangulation and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. More charges are expected to be filed as officers complete and provide the probable cause affidavit further case information to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for review.
Christopher Loughmiller, 23, was taken into custody without incident and arrested at a rural Brazil residence Sunday. Loughmiller is facing charges of assisting a criminal and theft for his alleged involvement in the incident.
Both men remain in custody awaiting formal court proceedings per the court calendar.
According to information provided to The Brazil Times by Sgt. Dennis Archer, around 8:20 p.m., Sunday, BCPD officers responded to the report of an alleged robbery attempt at an undisclosed apartment at Cooper Tower, 120 W. Jackson St., Brazil.
According to information provided by the unidentified victim, Loughmiller and Rust entered the apartment for a visit. An altercation ensued and the victim was beaten while one suspect demanded to know the whereabouts of an antique handgun. Once the attackers located the gun, one of the suspects allegedly threatened to kill the victim with their own handgun.
Archer said further details would not be made available to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation.