HAZARD — A Perry County man from the community of Cornettsville is facing a first-degree robbery charge, along with drug charges, after authorities say he robbed the Vicco Double Kwik at gunpoint.
According to an uniform citation, Deputy Bruce Fields with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office received a call from an employee at the Vicco Double Kwik, telling Deputy Fields that they had been robbed. The citation says that the female cashier recognized the robber as Devin Williams and that he took off on foot.
The male suspect would be later identified as Devin Williams, 26, of Cornettsville.
Upon arrival to the scene, the citation says the female cashier told Deputy Fields that Williams pointed at gun at her and demanded her to put money into a bag. After the cashier handed Williams the bag, the cashier told Deputy Fields that Williams allegedly left the store on foot, the citation says.
While attempting to locate Williams, Deputy Fields received a call saying that Williams had pulled back into the store in a silver car. According to the citation, Deputy Fields observed the silver car driving north on Hwy. 15.
Williams was the driver of the silver car and according to the citation, during the traffic stop, Deputy Fields spotted a gun in the backseat near the clothes that the female cashier at Double Kwik described Williams allegedly wore when he allegedly robbed the store. According to the citation, a Double Kwik bag full of coins was laying in the back passenger seat.
The citation also says that there was a large sum of money in the left front pocket.
In the middle console, the citation says, Deputy Fields found Suboxone strips and Neurontin in a cigarette pack. According to the citation, Deputy Fields also found four pills that Poison Control identified as Xanax.
During the interview, the citation says, Williams admitted to the robbery.
Williams is facing one count of first-degree robbery, one count of illegal possession of a legend drug and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.
TJ Caudill can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.