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Man already facing charges accused in robbery of Hagerstown store

January 18, 2012|By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com

A man charged earlier this month with the armed robbery of a convenience store and attempting to rob a motel has also been charged with the Jan. 5 armed robbery of Wayne's Country Store in Hagerstown.

Sean Eric Scott, 41, of no fixed address was charged Monday by Hagerstown police with the holdup of Wayne's Country Store at 1020 W. Washington St., according to Washington County District Court records.

Another man, Troy Antoine Frazier, of 512 W. Church St., Hagerstown, also has been charged in the robbery, the court records said.

Washington County District Judge Dana Moylan Wright raised Scott's bond from $500,000 to $950,000 during a bond-review hearing conducted Wednesday via closed-circuit television between district court and the county detention center.

Scott was already being held on $1 million on charges he robbed the 7-Eleven on Salem Avenue on Jan. 6 and attempted to rob the Motel 6 on Massey Boulevard on Jan. 7.

Wright set Frazier's bail at $950,000 in the Wayne's Country Store robbery.

Frazier was also being held on $950,000 on charges that he was Scott's accomplice in the attempted armed robbery of the Motel 6, Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth Carranza told Wright.

"The welfare of the state is not a trouble as far as I am concerned," Frazier said, telling Wright his bond should be lower because he has heart problems.

Scott and Frazier have criminal records dating to the 1980s, including robbery convictions, Carranza told Wright.

On Jan. 5, an employee of Wayne's Country Store was counting cash to put in a safe when two men wearing ski masks entered shortly before 7 p.m., according to the application for statement of charges filed by Hagerstown police.

One of the men announced it was a holdup and slammed a gun on the counter when the employee tried to hit the store's panic button, the charging documents said.

The men took the $300 the employee was counting and left the store, the documents said.

Scott was later identified as a suspect in the 7-Eleven robbery by a person who drove him and another man to the area near the convenience store the night of the robbery, the documents said.

Police also spoke with a woman who said she had driven Scott and a man named Troy to an area about a block away from Wayne's Country Store the night it was robbed, the documents said.

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