Arraignment scheduled in robbery case

An arraignment is set to take place next week for a Jefferson City man charged with first-degree robbery.

Devione Hallmon, 22, was also charged with attempted delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action after his arrest in June.

A Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement said Hallmon forcibly stole approximately $300 from a 17-year-old victim by threatening him with a handgun in the 300 block of Ellis Boulevard. The victim reported this occurred while he and Hallmon were inside Hallmon's vehicle, which was parked at a Breaktime Convenience Store.

The victim reportedly told officers he met Hallmon on Snapchat, and Hallmon had allegedly sold him marijuana in the past. They had scheduled another transaction, but Hallmon allegedly robbed him instead.

After giving Hallmon the money, the victim said he got out of the vehicle and Hallmon fled the area.

Hallmon's vehicle was spotted by officers in the area of East Dunklin and Madison streets shortly after the robbery was reported. Hallmon was pulled over and taken to the police department for questioning.

Officers reviewed the security video from Breaktime and said the victim was seen going into the store to use the ATM around the time the robbery was reported to have happened. The victim told authorities Hallmon parked in an area of the store property that would not be observed by security cameras.

When questioned, Hallmon reportedly admitted to being contacted by the victim to purchase marijuana at the Breaktime lot. Hallmon said the victim got out of his vehicle and went inside the store, but he never returned so he left the area. He denied owning a firearm or taking money from the victim.