MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A telephone call thwarted getaway plans for two armed robbers Tuesday night at the Krista Lite Motel, but not before a newly hired night clerk was sexually assaulted, according to authorities.
Elijah Muhammad Green, 19, of Martinsburg, was charged with armed robbery and aiding and abetting first-degree sexual assault.
Eugene Lamar "Chico" Jackson, 19, of 421 Swatra St., Steelton, Pa., was charged with armed robbery, first-degree sexual assault, fleeing and eluding police and being a fugitive from justice from Washington County, Md., on a narcotics possession charge.
Two gunmen, one with a 12-gauge shotgun, the other with a chrome-plated handgun, held up two motel employees at about 10:18 p.m., according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.
The men took $324.76 from the register, then forced a clerk, who was working her first night shift, into a linen storage area, authorities said.