Holts Summit man sentenced for 2021 robbery

A Holts Summit man was sentenced in federal court this month to eight years in prison for a 2021 robbery in Jefferson City.

Tyler Williams, 26, was also required to undergo three years of supervised release after his tenure in prison.

Williams was arrested in July 2021 after the alleged robbery of the Dollar General at 1414 Missouri Blvd. The Cole County Prosecutor's Office charged Williams with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

Jefferson City police officers were called one morning to the business, where the clerk indicated an armed man wearing a mask had demanded money from the cash register while displaying a firearm, according to a probable cause statement.

The clerk complied with the demands and was not injured. The suspect then fled the store. Detectives at the scene retrieved video evidence of the suspect and the suspect's vehicle, police said.

That afternoon, a city police officer located and stopped the suspected vehicle, which was being driven by Williams. During that investigation, police alleged they found evidence linking Williams to the crime.

He pleaded guilty to the firearms charge in federal court last summer as part of a deal for a lighter sentence.