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Arrest of Wise County, VA Armed Robbery Suspect in Letcher County

Date of News Release: 09/26/2014

(EOLIA, KY)- A September 26, 2014 traffic stop in the Eolia community of Letcher County results in the arrest of a robbery suspect in Pound, Virginia.

While on patrol, KSP Vehicle Enforcement Sergeant Oria Smith received an alert summary given out from Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard.

The alert summary was on a black Toyota pickup truck and this vehicle was reportedly involved in an armed robbery of a FasMart store in Pound, Virginia.

The vehicle was believed to be heading into Kentucky.

As Sergeant Smith turned onto KY932 from US119, he observed a vehicle matching the description of the one used in the robbery upon conducting a traffic stop and further investigation, it was determined that the operator of the vehicle matched the physical description of the male subject involved in the robbery.

(William Harold Sawyer, of Blackey, Kentucky) was arrested and lodged in the Letcher County Jail and is awaiting transport to Virginia.

William Harold Sawyer was arrested and lodged into the letcher county jail and will be awaiting transport to Virginia. Sergeant Smith was assisted on scene by Lt. Brian Damron from Letcher County Sheriff's Office, Trooper Adam Hall, and Officer Darvin Marsillett of the Kentucky State Police.