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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Arrest made in Lamar after attempted robbery

On 08/12/21, at about 08:20am, law enforcement officers from The Lamar Police Department, The Barton County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a call of a robbery in progress at the Community National Bank and Trust in Lamar Mo. Officers arrived as the offender was exiting the bank and he was quickly taken into custody.

Rowdy J. Masterson, 50 of Lamar was taken into custody at the scene. The Lamar Police Department submitted charges for Attempted 2nd Degree Robbery, Terroristic Threats and Felony Resisting arrest. Masterson was later formally charged through the Barton County Prosecutor’s office; currently Masterson is being held on a no bond warrant.

There was not a weapon displayed during this incident and no one from the bank was injured. This incident was ended quickly, and the offender was taken into custody at the scene thanks in large part to the quick, alert actions of the bank staff; we commend them for their response.