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Man charged in armed robbery found in W.Va.

April 01, 2003|by MARLO BARNHART

marlob@herald-mail.com

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A second man wanted in connection with a March 10 armed robbery in Cramer's Alley off Franklin Street was apprehended in Martinsburg, W.Va., Monday, Hagerstown City Police said.

Darryl Lamonte Joyner, 41, no fixed address, was arrested by Martinsburg City Police Patrolman Dave Ransom on charges of shoplifting and public intoxication. It was later discovered he was a fugitive from Washington County, police in Martinsburg said.

Joyner was being held at the Eastern Regional Jail Monday evening on $100,000 bond, jail officials there said.

Kevin Anthony Washington, 46, of no fixed address, was arrested in Prince George's County last Wednesday, police said. He was returned to Hagerstown that same day, Hagerstown Police Lt. Rick Johnson said.

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Washington still was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $75,000 bond Monday, jail officials said.

Both Washington and Joyner are charged with single counts of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, first- and second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and theft, police said.

Washington faces as additional charge of deadly weapon with intent to injure, police said.

The victim, a Hagerstown man, told police he was in Cramer's Alley when four people he was drinking with earlier in the day at a nearby tavern assaulted him at 3:20 p.m. on March 10.

The victim told police one man picked up a rock and hit him in the head, knocking him to the ground. Once he was down, there was a struggle and the victim said he was held down while another man went through his pockets.

His wallet, which contained about $180, was taken, police said.

While both men are now in custody, Detective Shane Blankenship said Monday he would like to talk with a 33-year-old woman who police believe witnessed the crime.

Blankenship is asking anyone with that information to call 301-790-3700, ext 246.

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