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UPDATE: Four Indicted in Violent Armed Robbery in Putnam

By: Josh McComas Email
By: Josh McComas Email

UPDATE 3/7/13 @ 2:35 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The four people charged in a violent armed robbery have been indicted by a grand jury.

Deputies say Elvis Russell, Stephanie Horn, Lewis Day and Janel Salmons robbed a couple near Hurricane back in December. One of the victims was severely beaten and spent five days in the hospital.

Russell, of Culloden, was indicted on several charges, including conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit malicious assault and robbery in the first degree.

Horn, of Scott Depot, was indicted on conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit malicious assault and robbery in the first degree.

Day, of Hurricane, was indicted on conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, conspriacy to commit malicious assault, robbery in the first degree and malicious assault.

Salmons was also indicted on conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit malicious assault and robbery in the first degree.

They're all expected back in court next week.

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UPDATE 1/18/13
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Three of the four people wanted in connection with a violent armed robbery are now behind bars, and the search for the fourth continues.

Deputies say they are still looking for Elvis Russell in connection with the Hurricane robbery.

Ellis, when arrested, will face two counts of armed robbery. He was last living on Benedict Road in Culloden.

Deputies say Rusell, Stephanie Horn, Lewis Day and Janel Salmons robbed a couple near hurricane back in December.

One of the victims was severely beaten and spent five days in the hospital.

Salmons was arrested Thursday night. Horn and Day were arrested Thursday afternoon.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Russell you are urged to call the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

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ORIGINAL STORY 1/17/13
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two people are facing charges and two others are wanted after a violent armed robbery in Putnam County.

Stephanie Horn and Lewis Day were arrested Thursday afternoon.

Deputies say they along with Elvis Russell and Janel Salmons robbed a couple near Hurricane back in December.

Deputies say Day and Russell also severely beat one of the victims.

The victim had to be hospitalized for five days after the beating.

Russell and Salmons have not been arrested.

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