MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Authorities arrested one of five men allegedly involved in the robbery of a confidential informant who was deployed early Friday by police to execute an undercover crack cocaine deal behind a Martinsburg restaurant, according to court records.
Darryl Robert Lamont Carroll, 18, of 307 Potexaco Ave. in Baltimore, was charged with aiding and abetting a strong-armed robbery and obstructing police, according to records. He was arraigned by Magistrate Jim Humphrey, who set a $30,000 bond for the case and was in the Eastern Regional Jail.
On Friday about 2 a.m., Carroll and four other men took $130 from the informant after agreeing to meet behind Applebee's restaurant off Foxcroft Avenue to buy crack cocaine, according to a complaint filed by Detective Sgt. Kevin Miller of the Martinsburg Police Department.
The foiled purchase initially was to have happened behind the neighboring Wendy's restaurant, but was changed minutes beforehand, according to Miller's complaint.