WAYNESBORO — A man wanted for a June 2015 armed robbery in Waynesboro has been extradited from North Carolina to face charges in the case, according to a release from the Waynesboro Police Department.
Brandon Jarrod Walker, 24, was caught in North Carolina last week after police responded to a domestic disturbance involving the suspect and his mother. Police discovered a warrant from Waynesboro Circuit Court for his failure to appear for trial.
Waynesboro officers traveled to North Carolina Friday night and brought Walker back to the city Saturday morning, according to the release from WPD. It’s not clear if Walker is being held in Waynesboro or at another facility.
Walker is accused in the June 9, 2015, robbery at gunpoint of two men at a room at the Royal Inn at 2112 West Main St., Waynesboro, the release says.
Both Walker and Michael David Keys Jr. were arrested in the case. Walker was charged with breaking and entering, two charges of armed robbery and two charges of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Keys faced a robbery charge and two lesser charges.
The cases against both men were presented to a grand jury and both were scheduled for trial. Walker’s was set for this past December but he failed to appear. He had been on the “Waynesboro Wanted 10” list since that time, the release says.
Keys pleaded guilty to the two lesser charges against him and was sentenced in March of this year to 5 years in prison, with all but six months suspended.
It’s not known if Walker will face fugitive or any other charges related to his disappearance in December or if he was charged in North Carolina in connection with the domestic disturbance police responded to last week.
Bob Stuart may be reached at 540-932-3562 or bstuart@newsvirginian