Village Store Princeton, W.Va.

PRINCETON —  Mercer County sheriff’s detectives have arrested two suspects on charges connected to last weekend’s armed robbery of the Village Store in Princeton.

Anthony Potter, 31, of Bluefield and Tiffany Carruthers, 26, of Princeton were arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of armed robbery, conspiracy and grand larceny, according to a press release from Chief Deputy Major D.B. “Darrell” Bailey of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies and detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in the Princeton Village Apartments on Thursday and made the arrest. Potter was also charged with intent to distribute cocaine base, better known as crack, according to the press release.

The charges stem from the Nov. 1, armed robbery of the Village Store on Low Gap Road in Princeton.

Both suspects were arraigned Friday afternoon before Mercer County Magistrate Charles Poe who set Potter’s bond at $100,000 cash. Potter was transported to Southern Regional Jail in Beaver Friday afternoon. Poe set Carruthers’ bond at $10,000 personal recognizance and placed her on home confinement.

— Contact Bill Archer at barcher

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