BIDWELL — Two individuals were arrested late Tuesday night in Bidwell following an alleged robbery that occurred at the Korner Store at the intersection of Ohio 554 and Ohio 160.
According to a police report filed with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, Lacey W. Wolford, 29, Vinton, and Matthew J. Depue, 28, Vinton, were arrested at approximately 10 p.m. on September 24 by a sheriff’s deputy after they allegedly stole $175 in cash from a customer at the Korner Store.
After arriving on scene, the deputy approached the victim who reported that Wolford had approached him in the convenience store parking lot and asked him for some money. After the victim agreed to give the suspect a few dollars and pulled out his money, Wolford allegedly grabbed all the cash he had in his hand before running to a green Ford Taurus, being driven by Depue. The pair reportedly sped away, nearly running over the victim in the process.
According to the report, as the deputy was speaking with the victim, the suspect vehicle drove by their location and the deputy proceeded to pursue the vehicle west on Ohio 554.
The vehicle reportedly turned onto Vale Street in Bidwell and then onto Market Street and came to a stop in the roadway on Market Street.
After stopping the vehicle, the deputy reportedly searched the car and discovered marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $41 in cash.
Following this, the deputy arrested Wolford for robbery and Depue for complicity to robbery, while a backseat passenger was detained and later released.
According to the Gallipolis Municipal Court’s online docket, Wolford was present in court on Wednesday and charged with robbery and is also now facing a contempt of court charge for allegedly yelling obscenities while in the holding cell at the municipal court and disrupting court proceedings.
His bond has been set at $300,000, 10 percent.
Depue was also reportedly present in court on Wednesday and is facing a charge of complicity to robbery. His bond was also set at $300,000, 10 percent.
Both suspects are currently being held in the Gallia County Jail.