A 42-year-old man suspected of an armed home invasion robbery in Chesterfield of a jeweler and his wife was arraigned April 25, some two months afterward.
Richard James Lynch, the suspect, was just days earlier released from 17 years in prison for two burglaries and one robbery according to court records, when police pulled him over in a car in Chesterfield, and arrested him.
Police said they were on the lookout for the suspect after a pawn shop employee identified Lynch as trying to unload the stolen property, and provided a fingerprint.
A May 25 conference is scheduled on the case is St. Louis County Court, 9am.
Lynch is accused of laying in wait outside the home of a local jeweler's condo near Woods Mill and Olive roads, about 10pm February 25, and holding a gun to the jeweler's head, holding the jeweler's wife hostage, and robbing the victims of valuables. Two young children were in a bedroom nearby.
Lynch is charged on 10 counts linked to the home invasion, including armed criminal action, burglary, robbery 1st-degree, felony restraint and assault.
Police said the suspect pistol-whipped the jeweler when he uttered a surprise reaction over the gun to his head.
Lynch was indicted by a grand jury April 18 in St. Louis County Court.