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Arrest made in news stand robbery

By From staff reports

Parkersburg Police detectives have made an arrest in connection with the Feb. 1 robbery of Peoples News, 3601 Emerson Ave.

Brian Bradley Wright was arrested about 11 a.m. Tuesday and charged with felony grand larceny, according to a news release.

According to detectives, Wright conspired with Peoples News employee Benjamin Adam Stephan in staging an armed robbery of the business. Wright was processed in Wood County Magistrate Court, bond was set at $100,000, and he was to be transported to North Central Regional Jail. Stephan, who had not been arrested by Tuesday afternoon, is also to face charges in connection with the robbery, police said.


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