Members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department acted on information collected during a ongoing joint investigation with the Brazil City Police Department and took Sankey Rust, 29, Brazil, 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.
However, more charges are expected to be filed as officers complete and provide the probable cause affidavit and further case information to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for review.
Rust is being held on a $25,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed).
Christopher Loughmiller, 23, Brazil, 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.
Documentation filed in Clay Circuit Court shows Judge Joseph Trout has set a $7,000 (no 10 percent allowed) cash bond in the matter and ordered a no contact order between Loughmiller and the victim.
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.
The unidentified victim told authorities Loughmiller and Rust came to the apartment for a visit. An altercation ensued and the victim was beaten while one of the suspects 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 before leaving.
Archer said further details would not be made available to protect the identity of the victim and the integrity of the ongoing investigation.