COLUMBIA — Three men were charged with first-degree robbery after being arrested in connection to a Thursday bank robbery, according to a news release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.
The three men were arrested Thursday after fleeing Callaway Bank, 5600 Bull Run Drive, with an infant in the car, according to the news release.
Damien Deshun Powell, 24, of Columbia, Quinton Terrance Wilson, 21, of Columbia, and Larome Demetrius Humphrey, 26, of Tennessee, were arrested and charged with first-degree robbery in "separate but related cases," according to the news release.
The three men were also charged with armed criminal action and endangering the welfare of a child, according to online court records. Powell and Humphrey were also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.
The complaint alleges that the three men stole $2,588 from the bank.
At 1:44 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to an armed robbery at the bank.
During the robbery, Powell and Humphrey entered the bank with firearms while Wilson waited in the "getaway vehicle" — a 2007 Chevrolet Impala that belonged to Humphrey's girlfriend, according to the release.
"Powell and Humphrey allegedly jumped the teller counter, put their pistols to a teller’s head and demanded money. The money was placed in a plastic bag, then they left the bank," the release said.
Wilson fled with the other two men in the vehicle.
The car was seen on Interstate 70 near Kingdom City, Missouri, and pursued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Speeds exceeded 100 miles per hour. Shortly after 2 p.m., the suspects' vehicle crashed after being disabled by the highway patrol with "stop sticks" in Callaway County, according to the news release. A foot chase ensued.
After the men were apprehended, officers discovered the infant in the vehicle. The child is the son of Humphrey's girlfriend.
The boy was around one year old, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F Spokesman Sgt. Scott White.
The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Lynn, and all three men have been transferred to the Boone County Jail on a $300,000 cash-only bond.