The suspect in a Sedalia robbery last month has been arrested in Boonville after the Missouri Rural Major Case Squad also identified him as a suspect in a recent Johnson County homicide.
Raymond Blake Brockway, 26, of Sedalia, was arrested around 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Walmart in Boonville, according to Sedalia Police Department Sgt. Kelley Casto. Brockway has been identified as the suspect in the shooting death of 48-year-old Thomas Craig, of Fulton, according to KOMU. KOMU reports Brockway was arrested on a parole violation.
According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, a Lafayette County Sheriff’s deputy responded to reports of a man lying in the road the 1260 block of NE 1075 Road near the Dunksburg bridge Wednesday around 5:15 a.m. When the deputy arrived, he found a 48-year-old man who had been shot to death.
Johnson County conducted the initial investigation with help from the Missouri Highway Patrol’s accident investigation team, but Johnson County Sheriff Scott Munsterman activated the Rural Major Case Squad. They began their investigation at 9 a.m. Thursday.
According to a SPD report, at 12:39 p.m. May 20, a male subject reported he was assaulted in the 800 block of East Broadway Boulevard and that his 2012 red Ford Focus with Missouri license plate DL5V6S was stolen. The victim reported he was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown male subject and the car was taken in the act of the robbery. The victim was treated for injuries and released from Bothwell Regional Health Center.
The suspect turned out to be Brockway.
“He had an absconder warrant on him plus our warrant for the robbery and stealing of the vehicle,” Casto said of Brockway’s arrest. “We haven’t recovered the vehicle yet, but the gun was recovered.
“There was an active investigation regarding Brockway going out of Johnson County on another case that led them to the Walmart where he was eventually arrested. We were told he was back and forth between (Sedalia) and the Warrensburg area.”
Casto said SPD had already requested charges against Brockway. According to online court records, Brockway has been charged with first degree robbery, second degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm. A $250,000 bond, cash or surety, was issued for Brockway in the Sedalia robbery incident, with special condition that Brockway have no contact of any kind with the alleged victim.
Nicole Cooke can be reached at 660-530-0138 or @NicoleRCooke.