LEWISBURG, W.Va. (WVDN) – A local man is lodged in Southern Regional Jail after being extradited from North Carolina. He is being held for numerous charges including armed robbery and grand larceny for allegedly robbing a lottery venue in Lewisburg.
Hunter Ross Thompson, 25, whose address is listed as Talcott, is being held without bond.
According to the criminal complaint, on Feb. 24, Deputy S.H. Peacock of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery at Kathy’s Kafé on Seneca Trail South.
The complaint states that an employee told Peacock that Thompson arrived at the lottery establishment around 3:20 in the afternoon and played the slot machines for a short period of time before telling the employee he had a gun and demandedmoney.
Thompson then cut cords to a DVR, which stored the security camera footage, with a large knife. He allegedly stole the DVR and $9,408 cash.
The employee identified Thompson as the robber, telling Peacock that he was “very familiar” with the suspect, according to the complaint.
A warrant was issued for Thompson’s arrest, and a be-on-the-lookout was issued for Thompson on Feb. 25. He was apprehended on March 10 in Raleigh, North Carolina, and booked into the Southern Regional Jail on March 21.
Thompson’s arrest in North Carolina is the result of a joint investigative effort between the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force and the United States Marshal’s Service.