Felonies in Missouri are broken down into six different classifications, and there are different punishments and crimes that fall under each.
Deputies say a man forced a stranger to drive him around at knifepoint and then stole the stranger’s vehicle in Greene County.
Levi Anderson, 23, was charged Monday with robbery, kidnapping and armed criminal action.
According to a probable cause statement in the case, the incident occurred Sunday afternoon at the South Valley apartments just southwest of the Springfield city limits.
The statement says one of the residents of the apartment complex went out to his vehicle, and Anderson approached him with a knife in hand and demanded a ride.
After a short time, the statement says Anderson told the man to pull into a gas station parking lot. That’s where the statement says Anderson forced the victim out of the vehicle, stole his phone and then drove away.
Greene County sheriff’s deputies were able to track down Anderson and arrest him later that day. He allegedly admitted to taking the man’s car.
Anderson is being held in the Greene County Jail without bond, and he does not have an attorney listed for this case.
The first-degree robbery charge is a Class A felony that carries a possible life sentence.
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