FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Officials said the son of St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is suspected of robbing 18 gas stations throughout the St. Louis area.
Phillip Goodwin, 37, turned himself into the Florissant Police Department Wednesday night. When asked about the arrest, St. Louis County Communication Director Pat Washington said "Mr. Dooley does not have any comment on a personal family matter."
A warrant was issued for Goodwin’s arrest after a robbery at a Circle K Gas Station in the 1500 block of South New Florissant Road on Oct. 8. According to police, Goodwin entered the gas station and acted to make a purchase, when the cashier opened the register the suspect pushed the cashier away, grabbed the money inside and fled in a vehicle.
Police say they searched the area and located the suspect’s vehicle unoccupied.
After talking to other agencies and conducting an investigation, police identified Goodwin as the suspect in the Florissant robbery and 17 others in the area.
Goodwin will be transferred to the St. Louis County Jail and held on a $100,000 bond.