For Immediate Release
On Saturday, July 27, 2013, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued
warrants on Edward W. Starns, 30 years of age, of the 1700 block of Janet Drive, Arnold,
Missouri, 63010, for one count of Robbery in the Second Degree and one count of Possession
of a Controlled Substance. A $100,000 cash only bond has been issued.
The investigation began on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at approximately 10:15 AM, when St.
Louis County police officers from the South County Precinct responded to the First Missouri
Credit Union at 1690 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri, 63125, for a report of a bank
robbery. The suspect was described as a white male in his early thirties. He was believed to
have left the premises and fled in a small to mid-size yellow Chevrolet. No weapons were
displayed and no one was injured.
Starns was arrested on Friday, July 26, 2013 after information led police officers and
detectives to the America’s Best Value Inn Hotel at 6602 South Lindbergh. Starns was
discovered in a room and found in possession of a controlled substance believed to be
heroin. Detectives from the Bureau of Crimes Against Persons interrogated the suspect and
successfully obtained a warrant through the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.