Bail set at $150k for man charged with armed robbery of Centralia Casey’s

Travis CuppySALEM — Bail has been set at $150,000 for a 26-year-old Charleston man charged with the September armed robbery of a convenience store on the east side of Centralia.

Travis Cuppy, who had been staying in Centralia at the time of the robbery, was formally charged yesterday in Marion County Court with the daytime armed robbery of the Casey’s General Store on East Noleman in Centralia.

Centralia police arrested Cuppy on Tuesday after he allegedly admitted to his girlfriend he had robbed the store. The girlfriend and her mother both reportedly identified Cuppy as the subject in surveillance video from the store of the robbery.

As police were speaking to staff at the Centralia Motel where Cuppy had been staying, he reportedly rode by on a bicycle. Officers quickly knocked him off the bicycle to prevent him from fleeing.

Cuppy reportedly admitted to police that he had robbed the store to support a heroin addiction.

According to police reports, Cuppy pulled out a long knife, pointed it at the store clerk and demanded she give him all of the money. He fled the store on foot.