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Man charged in two Hagerstown robberies ordered held on $80,000 bond

August 12, 2013|By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com
  • Paul Stanley Henley
Submitted photo

A man charged with shoving cashiers aside during robbery incidents at two businesses in Hagerstown last week was ordered held on $80,000 bond during a bail-review hearing Monday in Washington County District Court.  

Visiting Judge Janice Rodnick Ambrose retained the total bond for Paul Stanley Henley, 46, of no fixed address at $80,000. Bond had been set at $40,000 in each case.

Henley was arrested Friday and charged with attempting to rob the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Dual Highway, and robbing Wayne’s Country Store on West Washington Street, Hagerstown Police Lt. Tom Langston said.

Henley was charged with one count each of robbery and attempted robbery, and two counts each of second-degree assault and theft of less than $1,000.

A conviction on the robbery charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

Police responded at about 10 p.m. Friday to the KFC restaurant at 330 Dual Highway for a report of a robbery, according to the statement of probable cause.

A clerk at the fast-food restaurant told police that a man asked to purchase a medium drink, then jumped over the counter when the cash register was opened, the charging documents said. The clerk shut the cash register drawer before the man could get to the money, police said.

Three employees locked themselves in the office, and a fourth locked himself in a freezer. The employees in the office watched the man on surveillance monitors, and saw him flee after his attempts to open the cash register were unsuccessful, the documents said.

Around 12:30 p.m. Aug. 8, Hagerstown police were called to Wayne’s Country Store at 1020 W. Washington St. for a report of a robbery.

Witnesses told officers that a man acted like he was purchasing a soda, then jumped over the counter and pushed the clerk against a wall, according to the statement of probable cause.

The man held the clerk against the wall with his body as he emptied the cash register. He fled the store with $243.99 in cash, saying to the clerk: “Don’t watch me, or I’ll shoot you,” the charging document said.

Witnesses to both incidents described the robber as a black male wearing a fishing hat and a plaid shirt.

A number of people contacted police after the man’s photo appeared in local media outlets, court documents said. At least two of the people who came forward identified Henley by name.

The investigation determined that Henley had been a resident at the Hagerstown Rescue Mission, and stayed there on the night of Aug. 7 and into the morning of Aug. 8. A person at the homeless shelter confirmed that Henley was wearing the same clothes as the robber, the documents said.

Police tracked Henley to an apartment in the 200 block of Summit Avenue. He was taken to the police station on Aug. 9 and charged with the robberies, the documents said.

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