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Second suspect arrested in alleged robbery case

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sankey Rust
Within 48 hours the second suspect wanted in connection to an alleged robbery attempt Sunday evening was located, taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center.

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.

Christopher Loughmiller
Police officials confirm both Loughmiller and Rust's prior criminal histories will be provided to the prosecutor's office for potential review in this case. 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.

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.

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-- Posted by srogers25 on Tue, May 19, 2009, at 10:18 PM

I agree! The same faces keep popping up again and again. Why can't the justice system put them away? The cops seem to be doing their jobs by locking these creeps up, so why can't they be put away? Slaps on the hand are not effective

-- Posted by tenspeed1984 on Wed, May 20, 2009, at 6:54 AM

Send them to Michigan City Prison, they won't be able to stand it there!!!!

-- Posted by clgruener on Wed, May 20, 2009, at 8:36 AM

Cooper Towers? Isn't that where the elderly reside? Way to go, fellas .. I'm glad they caught you .. now if they'll just KEEP you. Way to go city/county police departments!!

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, May 20, 2009, at 9:48 AM

Cooper Towers is also for low income adults

-- Posted by ape1 on Wed, May 20, 2009, at 11:24 AM

It concerns me that these guys were carrying guns. Supposedly the law (that conflicts the the Supreme Law, the 2nd Amendment) keep me, as a law abiding citizen, from carrying a weapon yet these guys carry them anyway. Seems to me that this is one situation that anyone would realize that the restriction of the 2nd Amendment affects law abiding citizens in a VERY DETRIMENTAL WAY.

-- Posted by TheRider on Wed, May 20, 2009, at 2:55 PM

They named him Sankey. He never had a chance in life.

-- Posted by coltsbeer on Wed, May 20, 2009, at 8:58 PM

So young, so dumb. I am sure that the actions of these individuals was driven by the need for speed. (Meth). Its a sad day when defenseless individuals are assulted by young thugs. Handle it judicial system, handle it well !

-- Posted by Nosredna Retep on Wed, May 20, 2009, at 9:12 PM

Great work by all involved in getting these criminals off of the street. Rider, I'm not sure what you mean by your comment. These two weren't legally carrying weapons. However, you would be able to carry a handgun as long as you aren't a convicted felon or a victim of a mental illness. All you have to do is apply for a handgun permit.

-- Posted by Unsolicited opinion on Thu, May 21, 2009, at 11:56 PM

That Rust gut is the poster child for say NO to drugs! I have seen corpses look better than that! He looks GREENISH......

-- Posted by Miss Sassy on Thu, Jun 4, 2009, at 3:36 PM

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