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Two women posing as prostitutes, 2 N.Y. men charged in W.Va. robbery

July 25, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two females posing as prostitutes, along with two Brooklyn, N.Y., men, are accused of robbing a man at gunpoint early Monday at the Rodeway Inn near Martinsburg, according to court records.

Anthony Michael Waterman, 26, Derick Wayne Wells, 22, and Dayal Morgan Quevedo, 18, were being held in Eastern Regional Jail Monday on cash-only bonds set Monday by Berkeley County Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, according to court and jail records.

The second female suspect had not been identified or arrested by Monday afternoon, but police were told she had previously been paid for sex by the victim in the armed robbery, which police responded to investigate at 1:18 a.m., the court documents said.

Waterman, Wells and Quevedo each were charged with armed robbery, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and two counts of conspiracy, the documents said.

Quevedo and Wells also were charged with giving false information to police, the documents said.

The defendants were arrested at the Days Inn in Martinsburg along Viking Way, where police tracked them after obtaining the GPS coordinates for the victim’s mobile phone, which was reported stolen in the robbery, the documents said.

In a room at the Days Inn, police found Waterman in possession of marijuana and more than $3,000 in cash, the documents said.

A loaded Ruger handgun, which the victim later identified as being the weapon pointed at him in the robbery, and the victim’s mobile phone and a digital scale also were found there, the documents said.

In a statement to police, Quevedo recounted how she and another female entered the victim’s room at Rodeway Inn at 94 McMillian Court posing as prostitutes, the documents said.

The female then called for Waterman and Wells, who entered the room brandishing a firearm, and then the females robbed the victim, the documents said.

Waterman told police that he and Quevedo had been staying at the motel since Friday.

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