No one was harmed during the commission of the crime or apprehension of suspects.

Two people were charged following an armed robbery committed in the 100 block of East Howell at about 5:17 p.m., on Jan. 24.

Marceline Police Chief bob Donelson said. at 5:17 p.m., officers received a report of an armed robbery in the parking lot at Dollar General. By the time officers arrived the subjects had fled the scene, however, they were apprehended at 6:03 p.m., about three blocks away - in the 200 block of North Main Street - in an unoccupied apartment.

Jeromy Fainter, 29, Reeds Springs, was arrested and charged with alleged first-degree robbery and second-degree burglary. Also arrested was Domenic Guilford, 22, Brookfield, who was ultimately charged with alleged second-degree burglary. Donelson said the robbery was the first of its kind in his memory.

“As far as I know there has not been an armed robbery in the time that I have been with the department here and that is 11 years,” he said.

According to online court records, Guilford has a criminal history dating back to May 2015 when he was charged with and plead guilts in Linn County to the distribution of a controlled substance to a minor, possession of a controlled substance besides 35 grams or less of marijuana and second-degree burglary. He received a total of 15 years with a suspended imposition of sentences in those cases and completed his probation. December of 2015 when he was charged with and plead guilty to delivery of a controlled substance at county/private jail. He was sentenced to probation on that charge.

Court records show that Guilford was released from the Macon County Jail on Jan. 29 with a recognizance bond, with special circumstances. His next court appearance is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., on Feb. 20 for a counsel status hearing.

Fainter also has a criminal history dating back to 2010 when he was charged with and plead guilty to driving while revoked and operating a vehicle on a highway with no valid license. He was arrested by the Marceline Police Department for one of those charges.

In Nov. 2015, court records show he was charged with and plead guilty to possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana. He was given probation that was revoked on that charge, and he was sent to the Missouri Department of Corrections though it is unclear how much time served on that charge.

Then in June 2017 he was charged with and plead guilty to possession of a controlled substance except for 35 grams or less of marijuana, He was given probation in that case that was revoked in January 2018.

Fainter, according to online court records, is still in the Macon County jail on the current charges of alleged first-degree robbery and second-degree burglary, for which he was arraigned on Jan. 29. He is scheduled for a bond hearing at 1 p.m., on Feb. 6.