BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) – The three men arrested in connection with an attempted robbery at a pharmacy in Barboursville earlier this month are scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
The Cabell County Sheriff’s Office says the men tried to rob A+Care Pharmacy along Chateau Grove Lane back on August 15.
Deputies and West Virginia State Police tracked the suspects down on U.S. 60 near the 29th Street exit of Interstate 64 where they were arrested
Thomas Lewis, 59, of Proctorville and Jeffery Fuller, 46, of Huntington are each charged with one count of Armed Robbery. William Shepherd, 54, of Proctorville is charged with Accessory to Armed Robbery.
The men are set to have their preliminary hearings Tuesday in Cabell County Magistrate Court.
According to the criminal complaints, Fuller and Lewis entered the pharmacy wearing women’s panty hose on their heads. Investigators say they threw a piece of paper down in front of the employee and attempted to get behind the counter. Deputies say Fuller was armed with a knife.
After an employee activated the panic alarm, both men fled the building getting into a Ford Ranger driven by Shepherd, according to the criminal complaint.
All three men are being held in the Western Regional Jail.
They say the men had attempted to rob A+Care Pharmacy along Chateau Grove Lane, which is near the 3400 block of U.S. 60.
Deputies said two of the men walked into the business with pantyhose over their heads, while the other waited in the car.
Investigators say the men showed an employee their knives.
That's when the worker hit the panic button and ran out of the business -- but not before getting a good look at the suspects' get-away vehicle.
Late Friday night, deputies and West Virginia State Police troopers tracked the suspects down on U.S. 60 near the 29th Street exit of Interstate 64.