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1 charged, 1 at large after Weirton armed robbery

Updated: Tuesday, October 29 2013, 02:46 PM EDT

By: NEWS9 and Jennifer Black


One suspect is in custody and another remains at large in connection with an armed robbery at a Weirton business.

Darrell Hawkins is accused of driving the getaway car when Gumby’s was robbed last weekend.

Hawkins is charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery in connection with the incident. Police said he is also charged with phone harassment and violation of a domestic violence protective order, and those charges were already active warrants which are not related to the robbery.

Police are still seeking a second suspect, Steubenville resident Steven English Howell Jr. (pictured).

Police said a person in a ski mask approached two employees in an alley and demanded money, and the employees told police it looked like the man had a weapon.

Howell is believed to be the man seen in the store’s surveillance video at the time of the robbery, officials said.

Anyone with information on Howell’s whereabouts is asked to call police or the NEWS9 Lauttamus Crime Busters Security Tipline at 800-862-BUST.

1 charged, 1 at large after Weirton armed robbery

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