Mt. Vernon man charged with armed robbery of Centralia convenience store

David WeatherallSALEM — Bail has been set at $150,000 in Marion County court for a 24-year-old Mt. Vernon man accused of the December 2014 armed robbery of an east-side Centralia convenience store.

David Weatherall was formally charged in court Tuesday with Class X felony armed robbery with a weapon other than a firearm, for the alleged December 3, 2014 robbery of Biggies Cafe and General Store at Interstate 57 and Route 161 in Centralia.

According to reports, Mt. Vernon police arrested Weatherall along with 22-year-old Deandrea Rudd, 23-year-old Deandre Rudd, and 23-year-old Terrance Williams for the alleged armed robbery of the Huck’s store on Fairfield Road in Mt. Vernon.

The four were arrested after a Mt. Vernon detective reportedly saw a car pull up to a home on South 18th Street in Mt. Vernon, that matched the description of a vehicle involved earlier in the armed robbery earlier that night of Biggies, where an undisclosed amount of cash and two bottles of liquor were taken. The cash was subsequently recovered.

In addition to armed robbery charges in Jefferson County each of the four is also facing a charge of home invasion, after the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department determined a truck used in the Huck’s robbery had been taken from a residence on July road in Mt. Vernon.

Weatherall is the only one of the four at this time who has been charged in connection with the robbery of Biggies. He is currently being held in the Jefferson County jail, where his bail has been set at $250,000.