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Bond set for man charged in robbery of Dunkin' Donuts

September 21, 2007|By ERIN JULIUS

HAGERSTOWN - A man arrested Wednesday by Hagerstown Police officers on an open parole violation warrant out of New Jersey was in Washington County District Court Thursday afternoon. A judge set his bond at $275,000.

Russell Anthony King, 43, was charged with armed robbery and other offenses Wednesday through the Washington County Sheriff's Department in a Sept. 13 robbery of the Dunkin' Donuts on Dual Highway, court documents show.

King was being held Thursday evening at the Washington County Detention Center, a deputy said.

During the Dunkin' Donuts robbery, a man showed a handgun and forced two employees to open two cash registers, police have said.

The man grabbed one of the workers by the neck and took him to a cash register, district court documents show. Dunkin' Donuts employees figure the man took $575, according to documents.

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King has been staying with family at 1521 Violet Drive in Hagerstown for about one month. A family member told investigators that King told her he had "done something" the night of the robbery and was sweating profusely at the time, documents show. The woman also told investigators that she saw King with a handgun at his side Sunday morning, documents show.

King is scheduled to appear in district court for a preliminary hearing Oct. 17.

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