MT. VERNON – Two Mt. Vernon men were arrested Wednesday morning following a traffic stop in Mt. Vernon, with one wanted on an armed robbery charge.
According to Mt. Vernon Police Chief Trent Page, officers conducted the traffic stop in the 700 block of S. 23rd St. in Mt. Vernon. The passenger, 21-year-old Sharod Wilson-Patton, was arrested for armed robbery with a firearm. He had a warrant issued for his arrest in August 2017 following a home invasion at Willow Springs Apartment Complex on May 10, 2017. No one was hurt in that incident.
The driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Brandon Kirkman, was arrested on separate warrants for possession of meth less than five grams and on a failure to appear warrant out of St. Louis County, MO.
Police arrested another man, 21-year-old Mikeyle (Michael) Johnson, in January of 2018 also in connection with the home invasion involving Wilson-Patton. Johnson pleaded guilty to armed robbery with a firearm in exchange for a home invasion with a firearm charge being dismissed. He is currently serving a five-year prison sentence for the incident.