MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County man who allegedly stole a vehicle in Jefferson County and used it to rob a convenience store over Memorial Day weekend was arrested Tuesday, police said.
Ernest Jay Wingerd, of 1282 Jacobs Road, Martinsburg, was arrested at his home by West Virginia State Police troopers W.M. Roden and J.D. Burkhart, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.
Wingerd, 42, was arraigned by Magistrate Harry L. Snow on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, armed robbery and possession of a controlled substance (heroin), records show.
Snow set a $130,000 bond for Wingerd, who was identified by Washington County authorities as the suspect in the armed robbery Sunday of Lynn's Convenience Store at 28 Forever Green Drive off Grade Road in northern Berkeley County, records show.