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SW Missouri postmaster accused of robbery plot

SW Missouri postmaster accused of robbery plot

April 1st, 2012 in News

EAGLE ROCK, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri postmaster has been charged in a convenience store theft plot.

The Springfield News-Leader reported that ( 48-year-old Michael Joe Stubblefield of Cassville was charged Friday with conspiring to interfere with interstate commerce by threats or violence. The federal case stems from alleged plans to steal from a convenience store in the Barry County town of Eagle Rock, near Table Rock Lake.

The affidavit says Stubblefield met several times with informants working with law enforcement and discussed using an employee's access information to gain entry after the store was closed. The court document says that when the employee was fired, the plan switched from a staged robbery to a take-over robbery.

Stubblefield is the Eagle Rock postmaster. A home phone number for Stubblefield was disconnected.