The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has charged a West Virginia man in connection to two robberies.
Wade Neff Grove, 49, of Falling Waters, WV, is accused of attempting to rob the McDonald’s, 12820 Clear Spring Road, Clear Spring, MD and robbing the Super 8 Motel, 16805 Blake Road, Hagerstown, MD.
On January 22, 2019 at approximately 9:48 PM, deputies responded to the McDonald’s in Clear Spring for an attempted robbery.
The suspect pretended to have a handgun in his coat pocket and demanded money from the cashier. The employee stated they could not open the cash register and the suspect left in a vehicle.
At approximately 10:22 PM, the same suspect entered the lobby of the Super 8 Motel, pretended he was armed with a handgun and demanded money from the register. After receiving an undisclosed amount of currency the suspect fled the area in a vehicle.
The suspect vehicle in both incidents was a grey Chrysler PT Cruiser.
The suspect vehicle was observed by a Hagerstown Police Officer traveling on Burhans Blvd and later stopped on E. Washington Street.
The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Wade Neff Grove and observed to be wearing the same outfit that was used during the robbery of the Super 8 Motel. Additionally, the clothing used during the attempted robbery of the McDonalds was observed within the vehicle.
Grove was placed under arrest and transported to Central Booking for processing. Grove has been charged with Attempted Armed Robbery, Attempted Robbery, Armed Robbery, Robbery, Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree and Theft $100 to $1500.
Grove is currently being held on no bond at the Washington County Detention Center.