JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin Police Department says Richard Turpin, 31, is facing 1st degree robbery charges.
Around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Turpin tried to steal items from the Neighborhood Market on East 7th Street, when an employee caught him.
Officers say that’s when he pulled a knife and made threats to the employee. Turpin then dropped the items and ran from the store before officers were contacted.
He was later found and arrested.