A Kansas City man is facing charges in the robbery Sunday afternoon of the Dollar General store at 8411 Holmes Road, according to Jackson County prosecutors.
Prosecutors have accused Lionel M. Meade Jr., 33, of using a shotgun to rob the Dollar General of about $400 before escaping in a getaway car driven by a girl under the age of 18, who later allegedly told police she and Meade had planned the robbery to get money for food.
According to court documents:
Minutes after the robbery, when Meade was pulled over by Kansas City police, he fled on foot and “ran out of his shoes” before being bitten by a police dog and arrested. Police collected the shoes from the sidewalk for evidence.
Police also took into custody a female juvenile in the car who reportedly said she had been the getaway driver in the robbery but that she and Meade had switched seats soon after leaving the store.
Questioned by detectives, Meade allegedly denied committing the robbery and said he ran from officers because they had their guns drawn on him. He reportedly told detectives that he had cut his house arrest bracelet off about 20 minutes before the traffic stop because he was tired of being on house arrest.
Meade is charged with robbery, armed criminal action, resisting arrest and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He had been convicted of robbery in 2003.
Meade was in custody Tuesday at the Jackson County jail on $100,000 bond.