HAGERSTOWN - A man charged with armed robbery and conspiracy in two Waffle House restaurant robberies in September 2006 said he was just buying gas next door while his wife displayed a weapon and demanded money at the Williamsport Waffle House.
"He had no idea what was going on," said Michelle Harewood, an assistant public defender.
Henry Russell Powell, of 308 W. Stephen St. in Martinsburg, W.Va., was in Washington County District Court on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. The case was forwarded to circuit court.
His wife, Tonya Powell, is being sought by police on similar charges.
Around 1 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2006, a blonde described as 5 feet 5 inches and 130 to 140 pounds displayed a handgun in the Waffle House and told the manager, "'I'm not trying to scare anybody but I have a gun and you need to open the register,'" according to court documents.