A homeless woman who police say had been in hiding has been captured and charged with the attempted armed robbery of a Caseyville convenience store.
Jenna M. McGlasson, 27, was charged on Thursday.
Caseyville Police Chief Frank Moore said McGlasson entered the Caseyville Mini Mart at 8805 Maple Drive about 9 p.m. on June 25, brandished a gun and demanded money. When the clerk didn’t comply, McGlasson then slid over the counter and tried to take money from the cash register, according to Moore. She wasn’t successful, and fled the store when a customer came in, Moore said.
Moore said he doesn’t believe McGlasson is connected to the armed robbery of a BP Gas Station in Swansea on Aug.4. That robbery occured about 5:30 a.m. at the BP station at 1614 North Belt West. A woman wearing a mask walked into the store with a long gun, leaped over the counter and grabbed an unspecified amount of cash, police said.
Police said McGlasson had been in hiding from police since becoming as a suspect. Moore said U.S. Marshals found her Wednesday and took her into custody.
This is McGlasson’s first felony charge. She has previous convictions for prostitution and walking on a roadway. She has pending misdemeanor charges for criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was being held Friday at the St. Clair County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.