Jeremey Michael Richard, 30 years old of Fredericksburg, Virginia has been taken into custody by Fredericksburg Police and is being held without bond at Rappahannock Regional Jail. Richard is suspected of committing the August 30th armed robbery of Gateway Tobacco Hut in King George. He is being charged with:
- Robbery Using a Firearm
- Grand Larceny
- Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
On Tuesday, August 30th at 8:51 PM, King George Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from the Gateway Tobacco Hut and Vape located in the Dahlgren area of King George County in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. The employee advised that the male suspect entered the store and displayed a firearm. The employees in the store did not resist and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in an unknown direction of travel. There were no injuries reported.
When Deputies arrived on scene they did not see any signs of the suspect in the vicinity where the robbery occurred.
Detectives and a K-9 unit also responded to the scene. Detectives interviewed witnesses and checked surveillance footage of nearby businesses.
The investigation, led by Detective Garrant and Detective Mims, resulted in identifying the suspect as Jeremey Michael Richard, 30 years old of Fredericksburg, VA.
Detectives obtained three felony warrants against Richard for Robbery Using a Firearm, Grand Larceny, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.
Fredericksburg Police Department located Richard on the evening of September 15th and placed him under arrest on the above charges. He is being held at Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.
First Sgt. Kecia Wharton of the Professional Standards Division of King George Sheriff’s Office said in a press release, “We would like to thank the Fredericksburg Police Department for their assistance in the arrest of Richard.”
Wharton added, “Although there have been 3 robberies in 2 weeks in KG, there is no evidence indicating that the robberies are connected.”