LOGAN, W.Va. — Two people have been charged in an armed robbery occurring on April 30.
According to the complaint, West Virginia State Trooper Z.S. Holden responded in reference to an armed robbery at Justice Addition.
Holden was informed by Logan 911 that the suspects had fled the scene in a blue jeep and that the suspects were armed.
Holden reports that Logan County Sheriff Deputy J.N. Sheppard located the jeep and he, assisted by Holden, conducted a traffic stop at the Speedway at Aracoma. Officers located two males in the vehicle, driver Jeffery Moore, 35, of Wilkinson and passenger Lowell Farley, 40, of Monaville.
Officers report that during a search of the suspects, $500 was allegedly found in Farley’s pocket. In the search of the vehicle, officers report that a Ruger pistol was allegedly found in the rear seat wrapped in a blue bandana and coat.
The complaint further states that officers allegedly received statements from the victims and got a full description of the two suspects.
After placing Moore and Farley in custody, Farley reported gave a statement that Matthew Ryan Toney, 28, of Scott Depot, and Moore had allegedly been planning the robbery all day.
Moore was charged with armed robbery, burglary and conspiring to commit a felony. His bail was set at $15,000.
Toney was charged with conspiring to commit at felony and his bail was set at $7,500.
Farley was charged with armed robbery, burglary and conspiring to commit a felony; bail was set at $15,000. Farley was also charged with forgery and petit larceny from a 2009 incident where he was accused of getting a co-workers paycheck, forging the co-workers name on the check and cashing it for a sum of $430.27. His bail for this charge was $3,500.
Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Martha Sparks is a reporter and can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks.