The Econolodge Motel robbery in Overland Park was followed by two more armed robberies. One in Merrian at the Comfort Inn and the second at the Knights In in Overland Park. Detectives were able to link the three cases together and determined that three individuals were directly involved in this series of robberies.
On July 13th we arrested 19 year old [Tommie Lee Tyrone Norwood Junior Newby IV] for Aggravated Robbery. His bond was set at $100,000.
At this time we have made tentative identification of the two other individuals involved. We are continuing our investigation of the other two individuals to confirm their involvement and identity. No additional warrants or charges have been filed. At this time no tips have been received from outside sources on this case.