HAGERSTOWN - A Martinsburg, W.Va., man was convicted Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court of a Sept. 23, 2006, robbery at the Waffle House restaurant in Williamsport.
Henry Russell Powell, 33, was acquitted of several other charges, including armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. A jury deliberated for about two hours before reaching its verdict.
Powell acted as the getaway driver during the robbery in which witnesses saw a woman with stolen money and a gun get into Powell's truck, Assistant State's Attorney Gina Cirincion said.
Assistant Public Defender Jerome J. Joyce said that much of what witnesses said was true, but that Powell didn't know what his wife was doing. Powell's biggest mistake was staying with his wife even though he knew she was involved in all kinds of trouble, Joyce said.