Joshua Capshaw Waives Preliminary Hearing In Mocha Moose Robbery
The case of a Casper man accused of robbing a smoke shop at gunpoint is moving forward.
Joshua Capshaw has waived his preliminary hearing, and facing one charge of aggravated robbery.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say on Thursday, September 10th, Capshaw entered the Mocha Moose smoke shop on the 800 block of CY Avenue, demanded money and showed a handgun.
After getting an undisclosed amount of money, the man took the employees to the bathroom of the business and told them to wait until after he left.
A security camera recorded the incident.
Several days after the robbery, the store manager, Kelly Harmon, told police she knew that Capshaw robbed the store.
Harmon stated Capshaw had talked about robbing the Mocha Moose several days prior to the robbery, according to the affidavit.
Harmon did not tell police at the time of her initial interview because she didn't want her friend to get into trouble."
Harmon had known Capshaw for several years and had provided methamphetamine to him.
Capshaw also had dated her daughter.
Despite that familiarity, Harmon tried to persuade Capshaw to "'do the right thing'" and return the money.
She denied having any involvement in the robbery and said the crime was his idea.
Police later recovered a semi-auto 1911-style BB gun from where they found Capshaw, as well as clothing that matched that worn by the suspect in the video.
He denied he knew anything about the robbery, then said it was not his idea, rather it was Harmon's idea.
He is being held on $30,000 bond awaiting trial and could face between 5-to-25 years in prison if convicted.