Robbery suspects arrested after police pursuit

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Dontae Rockett, 17, and Damius McPhearson, 17

NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County and Bellefontaine Neighbors police officers arrested two robbery suspects early Saturday morning at the Halls Ferry Circle.  The arrest stemmed from an armed robbery that occurred in the 12300 block of Horizon Village Drive.

Police say the suspects had carjacked a victim and taken his possessions at gunpoint.

The victim’s 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt was spotted later by officers who attempted to make a traffic stop.  The car fled and officers started a pursuit.  The pursuit ended at the Halls Ferry Circle when the car crashed in a curb. Two suspects fled and foot and were later caught and arrested.

Dontae Rockett, 17, has been charged with Robbery in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Resisting Arrest/Detention/Stop by Fleeing, and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.  Damius McPhearson, also 17, is also charged with Robbery in the First Degree and Armed Criminal Action. He is being also being held on a $100,000 bond.

The St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is investigating the incident.