Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 8, 2013

Two people charged in connection with back-to-back armed robberies in Mercer

GREEN VALLEY — Two people have been arrested and charged in connection with two armed robberies that occurred over the Fourth of July weekend.

Detective Cpl. L.B. Murphy with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office said John Wayne Worley, 21, and Sherry Lynn Harrison, 44, both of Bluefield, are each facing two counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of conspiracy in connection with two armed robberies in Green Valley.

Murphy said both Worley and Harrison have been charged in connection with the July 4 armed robbery of the Executive Lounge on U.S. Route 460 in Princeton and another armed robbery of the same establishment on July 5.

Murphy said Worley and Harrison are currently incarcerated at the Southern Regional Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond each. Murphy said the sheriff’s department may make more arrests as the investigation continues. He said anyone with information about the robberies can contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office at 304-487-8384.

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