Man Wanted for Armed Robbery in Ky. Arrested in West Virginia

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man wanted in connection with a pharmacy robbery in Martin County, Kentucky in now behind bars in West Virginia.

Martin County Sheriff Garmon Preece tells WSAZ.com the Warfield Drug Store was robbed about 11:45 a.m. Thursday.

He says the suspect was armed with a pistol, asked for pills and got away.

Chief Field Deputy Joe Smith with the Mingo County, West Virginia Sheriff's Office tells WSAZ.com that they received a call Friday about a man who was passed out in his car at a gas station along US 119 in Williamson.

He says when they got on scene, the driver was gone, but the clerk described the vehicle as a gold Buick 4-door, which Smith says was the same description as the car involved in the pharmacy robbery. Smith says the description of the suspect was also the same.

Deputies found the vehicle just a few miles away, parked along the side of the road.

They say Dallas Daniel Stacy, in his 30s, was behind the wheel.

Smith says Stacy had nearly 3,000 pills in the passenger seat of the car, in 10 pill bottles that the Martin County Sheriff's Office confirmed were from the pharmacy where the robbery happened.

Smith tells WSAZ.com that Stacy had 501 hydrocone pills, 1,734 lorazepam pills, and 840 other pills.

He is charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute in Mingo County.

Deputies tell WSAZ.com Stacy was arraigned late Friday afternoon and Magistrate Pam Newsome set bond at $150,000.

Stacy will be taken to the Southwestern Regional Jail.

Martin County Sheriff Garmon Preece says they plan to charge Stacy with armed robbery.


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