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Culprits in 3 armed robbery cases in Lee's Summit caught after cop chase, police say

Billy J. Standley (left) and William C. Crawford were charged with multiple counts of armed robbery and armed criminal action after allegedly robbing a 7-Eleven twice and a QuikTrip.
Billy J. Standley (left) and William C. Crawford were charged with multiple counts of armed robbery and armed criminal action after allegedly robbing a 7-Eleven twice and a QuikTrip.

Two Independence men robbed a 7-Eleven twice and a QuikTrip in Lee's Summit and later fled authorities in a truck, police say.

Billy J. Standley, 21, and William C. Crawford, 33, were charged with three counts of armed robbery and three counts of armed criminal action in the robberies this week.

Detectives are seeking additional charges of felony eluding and aggravated assault on a police officer against Standley.

According to the Lee's Summit Police Department:

Standley and Crawford robbed the 7-Eleven on April 2 and 14, then robbed a QuikTrip on Missouri Highway 150 on Wednesday.

On Thursday, police attempted to stop a Chevrolet truck for a traffic violation, but the vehicle fled the area of Interstate 470 and Woods Chapel Road.

The driver attempted to strike an officer attempting to deploy tire deflation devices along a highway.

The truck eventually stopped at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Howard Avenue.

Crawford and Standley were taken into custody after a short standoff in which one of the suspects barricaded himself in a residence.

Police did not specify which man allegedly barricaded himself in a residence.

Crawford's and Standley's bonds were set at $100,000.

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