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Person of Interest Arrested in Dollar General Store Robbery


A 37-year old man was arrested Wednesday in Erie by law enforcement after being identified as a person of interest in the Dollar General Robbery that occurred on Monday.


Parsons detectives and officers have been following up on various leads and information that they have received in response to the robbery. During the investigation, officers found a vehicle that was near the scene and identified it as a possible getaway vehicle leaving the Parsons City limits north on Highway 59.


Detectives notified Erie Police about the circumstances surrounding the vehicle and its direction of travel. The vehicle was located in Erie by police was pulled over. Parsons Detective Kyle Wiford was able to assist Erie Police with the stop.


Benjamin Leroy Queen of Oswego was identified and arrested during the stop on multiple warrants from other jurisdictions and driver's license violations in Erie. Parsons Police are not naming Queen as a suspect only a person of interest until more follow-up and investigation can occur.


Queen had previously been arrested and charged in Labette County Court for the Aggravated Robbery of Casey's General Store in Oswego in 2020.

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