Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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December 31, 2013

Princeton man charged in connection with Burger Boy armed robbery

PRINCETON — A Mercer County man is facing charges in Virginia after being arrested in connection with an armed robbery in neighboring Giles County, Va.

Local law enforcement agencies were alerted 11:30 p.m. Monday to be on the lookout for a light-colored SUV connected with an armed robbery at the Burger Boy restaurant in Rich Creek, Sgt. J. Centeno of the West Virginia State Police Princeton Detachment said Tuesday morning. The vehicle was last reported on U.S. Route 460 heading toward Mercer County.

Cpl. P.H. Shrewsbury spotted an SUV matching the description and initiated a traffic stop, Centeno said. The driver was identified and items associated with the robbery were located.

Gary Dale Thompson, 28, of Princeton was arrested as a fugitive from justice pending arraignment and extradition back to Virginia, Centeno said. Thompson is currently being held at the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver.


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