Second person charged in Grand Island Travelodge robbery
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A second person has been arrested following an armed robbery at a Grand Island motel.
Grand Island Police arrested Donald Evans, 38, of Grand Island on Feb. 2 following their investigation into the case.
Evans has since been charged with felony aiding and abetting a robbery and felony use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony. He’s also facing a misdemeanor drug charge that occurred at the time of his arrest.
The robbery happened on Dec. 22 at the Travelodge on South Locust, when an employee told police that two men entered the lobby, brandishing a firearm and demanding cash. Police said they took more than $400 from the business.
Grand Island Police said in the arrest affidavit that both Evans and the other suspect, 32-year-old Marcos Perez, entered the motel, wearing masks. The affidavit states that Evans stood by as a lookout while Perez showed a gun to the clerk, demanding the money.
Hall County Court documents reveal that the two suspects ran from the scene and due to snow on the ground, officers were able to track the footprints to a nearby apartment.
This eventually helped them identify Perez, who was arrested later that day of the robbery. He’s due back in court Feb. 6.
As for Evans, he appeared in court on Thursday, where a judge set his bond at 10 percent of $250,000. He’s due back in court for his preliminary hearing on March 3 at 2 p.m.
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