STANTON, Neb. -- A Pilger, Nebraska, man has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Casey's General Store in Wayne, Nebraska, last month.
According to a statement from the Stanton County Sheriff's Office, Cody Murphree, 25, confessed to the robbery following an investigation by the sheriff's office and the Wayne Police Department.
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Murphree was arrested Sunday afternoon on Fourth Street in Pilger on a warrant for theft and for driving during suspension and obstructing a police officer. The sheriff's office then executed a search warrant at Murphree's residence in Pilger. During the search, deputies discovered a stolen firearm from Pierce County, methamphetamine, other drug paraphernalia and a second firearm. Three other Pilger residents were also arrested on drug and/or firearms charges during the search.
Murphree allegedly entered Casey's General Store, 407 E. Seventh St., at about 10:21 p.m. on May 26 with what appeared to be a blued snub-nose revolver displayed and demanded money from the clerk. He left the store with an undisclosed amount of money.