Accused Moonlight Liquor Robbers Cases Moving To District Court
The case involving three men accused of being involved in a Casper liquor store robbery is moving forward in court.
A judge has ruled that there is probable cause for prosecutors to pursue charges of aggravated robbery and conspiracy charges against 30-year old Pete White.
Meanwhile, 20-year old Shannon Mares and 20-year old Arthur Brown have waived their preliminary hearings on charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.
Police say in April, Mares and Brown robbed Moonlight Liquor on East 12th Street at gunpoint, then went to White’s home a few blocks away, where they were provided with a change of clothing and a ride home by White.
Mares was arrested a week later on an unrelated shoplifting incident.
Eventually, he and Brown admitted to investigators about their part in the robbery and said White gave them a semi-automatic handgun.
White admitted to officers that he provided transportation to Brown and Mares on different occasions, and that the other two were at his home before and after the robbery, but did not know about it until later, and denied having any connection to the weapon used.
All three are being held on bond awaiting trial.