BROKEN BOW—The twenty-seven-year-old Ord man arrested for the July 31 robbery of Trotter’s Whoa and Go is likely to appear in Custer County Court on Monday, according to County Attorney Steve Bowers. James R. Duncan was arrested on Tuesday evening in the BD parking lot after an armed robbery took place approximately 2:55 a.m. on July 31.
Trotter’s Chief Financial Officer Terina Trotter said it is a relief to the convenience store, the company, and the entire community that Duncan has been apprehended.
“It’s a relief for I think everyone in town, you know, that they were able to catch him that quickly and nobody has to worry about it,” Trotter said.
Duncan was in possession of a handgun during the robbery and was wearing a hoodie tight around his face, a mask, and khaki colored pants. According to a press release from the Broken Bow Police Department, Duncan is being charged with robbery and use of a firearm to commit a felony for the Trotter’s Whoa and Go incident as well as the February 14 armed robbery of Pump and Pantry in Broken Bow.
Terina Trotter said the biggest relief is knowing no one was injured during the incident.
“We were really pleased that everything went pretty much according to textbook, the way we’ve trained our employees—she did everything just right and the Broken Bow PD responded quickly to her call which was really a comfort for all of us and the fact that nobody was hurt was probably the biggest thing that we try to avoid so we were pleased with that,” Trotter said.
Duncan is being held in the Custer County jail and bond has been set at 10% of $500,000.