According to a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department press release, Christopher Alan Gressley, 30, and Anita Lynn Moore, 28, both of Warsaw, were arrested in Whitley County and are still being held on numerous charges by both Whitley and Kosciusko county authorities.
The arrests originated at approximately 6:41 p.m. Friday when South Whitley officers Blake Forrester and Chuck LeWallen were investigating a stopped van just outside of town. During the course of their stop, Gressley and Moore were both found to have suspended driver’s licenses.
Officers also noted that their two small children appeared to have not been taken care of properly and Child Protective Services were contacted.During the inventory of the van, officer’s located synthetic marijuana and devices used to smoke the substance. Both Gressley and Moore were transported to the Whitely County Jail and the children were taken into protective custody.
On Saturday, information was obtained that Gressley and Moore could possibly be the suspects from the Leesburg Freedom Express convenience store armed robbery in Leesburg. South Whitely officers had originally located a knife belonging to Gressley that was later determined to have been the weapon allegedly used during the gas station hold-up. (See related story)
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department detectives went to the Whitley County Jail and interviewed both Gressley and Moore who confessed to the Leesburg armed robbery.
Both Gressley and Moore are being held on preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent, possession of a controlled substance/synthetic cannabinoid, and possession of paraphernalia.
Gressley was also charged with driving while suspended and currently has a bond of $27,500.
Moore’s bond is $24,000.
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s detectives have also placed hold on both suspects as preliminary charges of felony robbery while armed with a deadly weapon are being issued by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office.