KANAWHA CITY, W.Va. – Charleston city police say three teenagers led a group of six people who planned and carried out the armed robbery that led to the shooting of a store clerk at the Kanawha City Foodland.
Detectives made the initial arrests Friday night, within 24 hours of the crime. They charged John Proctor, III, 19, of Charleston, with armed robbery and malicious wounding. He allegedly fired the gun that injured store clerk Shawna Sampson. An unidentifield 17-year-old boy wearing gloves and a mask allegedly joined Proctor in the store. He reportedly carried a pellet gun.
Police also charged Ricky Patterson, 18, of Charleston, with armed robbery. He allegedly checked out the Foodland for the other two before the robbery to make sure the store safe was open and there were no police present. Police said he was promised $30 for.
Police have also secured arrest warrants for Telisa McCauley and Alisyn Proctor who were allegedly promised $3,000 each for driving the getaway car. There also may be another juvenile charged, police said.
Investigators said the group stayed at the Super 8 Motel in Barboursville Thursday.
Proctor is being held on $750,000 bail and Patterson on $500,000. Both are at the South Central Regional Jail.
The Foodland clerk Sampson was shot in the chest and was listed in stable condition at CAMC General on Friday.