Charges dropped in Domino's armed robbery

Friday, March 14, 2014

Nevada Daily Mail

Charges against a Nevada man allegedly involved in an armed robbery have been dismissed.

Stephen Partee, who was arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Nevada Domino's Pizza, was charged with first-degree armed robbery and armed criminal action in November 2013.

Vernon County Prosecutor Lynn Ewing II said those charges have been dropped due to insufficient evidence.

The pizza shop, located at 200 S. Adams, was robbed on Nov. 30. Nevada Police responded to a call for assistance around 7:16 p.m., and within five minutes, Partee was arrested. No one was injured during the robbery, and an undisclosed amount of money was taken.

At the time of the arrest, Nevada Police said a group of witnesses from inside the Domino's Pizza restaurant provided descriptions that led to Partee's arrest.

Ewing said the case is still under investigation.

"Ethical rules prohibit me from publicly disclosing what the evidence is, or is not, while the case is being actively investigated," he said.

Ewing said the State has an obligation not to proceed with a prosecution when evidence reveals some reasonable doubt as to who committed the crime.

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