A request for a ride home ended with one juvenile being robbed and two adults arrested, according to police.

Two adults were arrested and charged with the armed robbery of a juvenile by Copperas Cove police Tuesday, according to a news release.

Lance Stennis and Raquan Jones-Lewis were arrested by Cove police at 8:37 p.m. after a traffic stop.

The two are charged with assaulting a juvenile and holding a knife to his throat, police said.

A juvenile met the suspects at a convenience store and asked to pay them for a ride home, according to the news release.

When he took out his wallet to pay them, the suspects noticed that he had more money and took his money and cellphone, police said.

Later, police pulled over the car involved in the robbery. It was driven by a juvenile and didn’t have its headlights on when it left a city park, according to a news release.

The police officer noticed the three people inside the car — Stennis, Jones-Lewis and the juvenile driver — had blood on them and saw there was blood on the backseat of the car, according to police.

While police interviewed the occupants of the car, the police department received a report about the robbery, police said.

Stennis and Jones-Lewis were in the car and were arrested during the traffic stop, police said.

The driver of the car was detained.

Another juvenile suspect was detained later at a Cove home.

Stennis and Jones-Lewis were not in the Coryell County Jail as of noon Wednesday.

254-501-7552 | sullivan@kdhnews.com

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