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Husband, wife face charges in robbery

BURLINGTON — Two Proctorville residents are at the Western Regional Jail after their arrest at a Huntington, W.Va., apartment around 5 p.m. Friday.

Jeremy S. McCann, 29, and Kimberly D. McCann, 28, both of 8029 County Road 107, Lot E, Proctorville, are facing charges of aggravated robbery in connection with an incident at First American Cash Advance in Burlington.

At 12:18 p.m. Thursday a white male held up the business getting around $750 in cash. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies had been searching for a man and woman, allegedly involved in the robbery.

“My detectives have interviewed these suspects and they have admitted their involvement in the robbery,” Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said in a press release. “No money was recovered and the suspects claim it went toward paying outstanding drug debts.”

In an interview Lawless said family members led authorities to the Huntington address.

“Early on, we had a good idea who they were from the video surveillance and witness statements,” the sheriff said. “We knew who we were looking for and with cooperation from family members and informants we were given an address.”

The husband and wife face aggravated robbery because a weapon was used, even though that was a BB gun.

“The fact that it was a BB gun doesn’t make it any less of a crime,” Lawless said. “It was used as a full weapon. The charge stays the same regardless.”

If the couple does not fight extradition, they could be back in Lawrence County to face the Felony 1 charges by late next week, the sheriff said.

Huntington Police detectives made the arrest.