Two Carbondale Men Arrested After Attempted Armed Robbery

Two Carbondale Men Arrested After Attempted Armed Robbery

Carbondale – Two men are behind bars in relation to an armed robbery that took place in Carbondale on Monday. According to a release from the Carbondale Police Department, officers were called to a report of an armed robbery at Omar’s Food Mart on East Walnut St. on Monday afternoon. Two men entered the store in masks, produced hand guns and demanded money and merchandise before leaving on foot. Following a brief police chase officers apprehended the suspects, identified as Joseph Paden and Jered McPike. The two face charges of Armed Robbery and obstruction of justice. McPike was wanted on a Jackson Co. warrant for a failure to appear in court on battery charges. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.