Officers arrested Marshone Allen Jr., 32, and Kameron Johnson, 20, for robbery Thursday afternoon after an 18-year-old man reported the two men had beaten and robbed him.
Bloomington Police Department Captain Ryan Pedigo said the 18-year-old victim called police around 12:30 p.m. Thursday reporting he was robbed of his phone and wallet. Police met the victim at a gas station near 1235 N. Maple St., where the robbery took place.
After speaking with police, the victim reported 24 Xanax pills and $100 from his wallet were missing as well, Pedigo said. The victim said a 21-year-old friend drove him to meet Johnson so he could sell the Xanax, but the friend stayed in the car.
When the victim entered the home, Allen and an unknown woman were there. The victim did not know Allen, Pedigo said.
The victim told police he said, "Hey, Blood," to Allen, who was wearing a red sweatshirt, and Allen replied, "Don't ever call me a Blood again, bitch."
The victim told police Johnson asked him to go into the back room and sit down. Johnson followed him in, pushed him down and began kicking and punching him, Pedigo said. At some point, Allen also entered the room.
Johnson rolled the victim onto his back, and Allen pointed a gun in the victim's face and said, "If you move, I'll blow your fucking head off."
The victim told police the men took everything out of his pockets after the altercation and allowed him to leave. The victim sustained an injury to his right eye but refused medical attention.
Officers went to the address where the robbery took place and detained three people before receiving a search warrant and conducting a search of the home. The officers found the victim's wallet inside the home but were unable to find the phone, Xanax, money or gun, Pedigo said. Police then arrested Allen and Johnson on robbery charges.
Both Johnson and Allen initially denied the allegation but later confessed to parts of the crime. The investigation is still active.