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Man and woman allegedly held at knife and gun point, stolen motorcycle recovered

After a disturbance at the McDonald’s on S. Walnut, police question a man they pulled over at Big Red Liquors, Monday, Oct., 28, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. The motorcycle parked on the left had been reported stolen. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Police were called to the McDonald’s on S. Walnut St. around 9 p.m. Monday night after a report that a man allegedly held another man and a woman at gun and knife point demanding the woman pay money owed to him, according to scanner traffic. No weapons were located on the suspect, who was riding a motorcycle that had been reported stolen.

Robert D. Mullis III, 24, was arrested and charged with 2 counts for level 5 felony intimidation by the Bloomington Police, and charged with a level 6 felony for theft by the MCSO. The man and woman said they knew the person who had demanded the money, and alleged Mullis told them if he did not have his money by 8:45 p.m. he would blow the woman’s brains out, and gut the man with a knife. The man and woman were with a child less than a year old, according to Bloomington Police. Lt. John Kovach.

The complainants said the suspect allegedly held a 9-10 inch knife to the man’s stomach while making the threat. The man said he didn’t know anything about the money the woman with him allegedly owed to the man making the threats, according to the police.

The suspect was reported to be wearing blue jeans, a mask, and leaving on a sports bike, according to the police. Police located a motorcycle rider matching the description at the Big Red Liquors near the McDonald’s. When asked to give his side of what happened, the motorcyclist, who was identified as Mullis, said he did know the alleged victims, but had talked to them calmly about half an hour beforehand and then they went their separate ways when he saw the police. He denied threatening them.

Police soon discovered the motorcycle Mullis was riding was stolen, and the stolen vehicle case was turned over to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and a deputy soon arrived on the scene. Scanner traffic indicated the Kawasaki motorcycle had been spray painted black.

All charges are mere allegations unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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