On 8/5/2020 at 5:08 pm the McDonalds at 711 Lancaster Road in Penn Township was robbed. A male wearing a black facemask, black hat, black long sleeve T-shirt, black pants and black shoes holding machete approached an employee outside yelling at him to drop the money, grabbed a bag of cash and fled the scene to the rear of the store. Investigation led to the identity of David Ray Merkey being the person who committed the robbery. A warrant for the arrest of Merkey was issued on 8/19/2020. Merkey turned himself in the MDJ Tobin’s Office.
Quinn Elijah-Anu Peters was found to be present in a vehicle with Merkey during the robbery but did not actively participate. Peters has been charged with Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct.