WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KSDK) - The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged a 25-year-old homeless man for allegedly robbing a Warrenton man at knifepoint and later stealing an ex-girlfriend's car.
According to Major Paul West, spokesman for the Wentzville Police Department, the robbery occurred December 30 just before 11:40 a.m. in the 1200 block of S. Water Street.
The victim, a 53-year-old man, told investigators he noticed a homeless man with an injured hand and offered to give the man a ride to the hospital. The victim took the man to St. Joseph's West Hospital in Lake St. Louis where he was treated and released.
West said the victim drove the homeless man back to Wentzville and bought him a meal. The homeless man asked for a ride to a place he was staying and when they arrived at the location, the man pulled out a knife and demanded money.
The victim told police he gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash and then watched as the suspect ran off on foot.
On December 31, Warrenton police received a report of a car theft in the 300 block of Shadow Trace Drive. The victim, a 23-year-old woman, told police her 1999 Isuzu Amigo was stolen from work. The victim said she believed her ex-boyfriend, Joshua Frillman, had taken the vehicle using a spare key.
On January 1, a Missouri State Highway Patrolman found Frillman with the Isuzu Amigo in Phelps County. Frillman was taken into custody and transported to the Wentzville holding facility.
Joshua Frillman was charged with first-degree robbery and tampering with a motor vehicle. He remains in custody at the St. Charles County Adult Correctional Facility on a $50,000 bond.