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Two sought in W.Va. robbery turn themselves in

May 05, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg couple was arraigned Tuesday for their alleged role in Saturday night's robbery of the Burger King restaurant in Inwood, W.Va., according to West Virginia State Police and Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Denis Wade Jones Jr., 22, and Amber Nicole Jones, 23, both of 202 S. High St., were charged with robbery in the second degree and conspiracy to commit robbery in the second degree, police said in a news release.

The two turned themselves in Monday after seeing photos of themselves published in newspapers, police said.

Both were in Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday evening on $150,000 bonds set by Berkeley County Magistrate Harry L. Snow, court and jail records show

The incident, which occurred about 9:42 p.m. Saturday, began when a man came into the restaurant and ordered a medium drink but did not have enough money for it, police said. The man ordered a smaller drink but did not have enough money for it either, police said.


The man jumped over the counter when the clerk opened the register to put $1.25 in quarters the man gave her into the drawer, police said.

The man pulled some $10 bills and some $20 bills out of a cash register and left the store with $120, police said.

Another Burger King employee saw the man running toward a Waffle House restaurant and a Food Lion store, police said.

The man got into a red Ford Escort and witnesses said a female was waiting in the driver's seat and that the car took off toward Interstate 81, police said.

In a statement to police, Amber Jones said they bought gas at the Flying J at the Virginia line and then went to Baltimore to purchase heroin after Denis Jones returned from the Burger King, according to court records.

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