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One suspect arrested in Cross Lanes video slots store robbery

Kanawha County deputies say one suspect has been arrested in the violent robbery of a Cross Lanes video slots store. (WCHS/WVAH)

A woman has been arrested in connection with the violent robbery of a video slots store in Cross Lanes.

Tiffany A Priestley, 27 of Hurricane, has been arrested and charged with robbery from Sunday night's incident at Tammy's Coffee House, deputies said. A clerk at the store was stabbed in the neck, then hit with a microwave. The clerk was listed in critical condition.

Deputies said Priestly was arrested by sheriff’s office detectives in Barboursville arraigned Monday afternoon in Cabell County. She is being held at Western Regional Jail and her bond is set at $100,000

“When they commit a crime like this, they slip up and leave something behind. They leave some trail behind them, or they tell somebody about it,” Sgt. Brian Humphreys, spokesman for the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said.

Sheriff’s deputies previously said they were looking for a man and woman who were seen carrying away duffel bags.

“They indicate they may be willing to rob somebody earlier in the day, then they commit the robbery or it could be that after the fact. They show up visiting a friend and they've got a lot of money or some evidence of that or you just know that these people running around in that area might have committed that crime. We'd sure appreciate the tip. We'll take any information we can get from the public.”

Police first said they were searching for two suspects, a white man in his 30s, 6 feet tall, with a slender build, and a white woman, Priestley.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office.

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