When he was arrested, Danville police indicated that a passenger fled the scene and identified him as Brad Hampton, Hampton's son.
"We're not 100 percent confident that it was Hampton's son at this time," Trooper Chris Lanham, KSP spokesman, said today. "Danville PD put that information out that it was Brad, but Detective (Bill) Collins never positively identified him as the son. We're just not sure."
Lanham said Brad Hampton is still a suspect at this time, but his whereabouts and connection to the alleged attacks are unknown.
"We're not sure he was the one that fled the scene, so the investigators are still obtaining more information," Lanham said.
Police said a shotgun and shells were found inside Hampton's vehicle, along with suspected drugs and paraphernalia. A different license plate also was found in the trunk.
Lanham said Hampton is also charged with a Waynesburg burglary that happened about 7 p.m. Tuesday, the same night as the Wal-Mart robberies. Items found in Hampton's vehicle were believed to have been taken during that crime, Lanham said.
Ruth Ann Gover, 48, the victim of the robbery at the Stanford Wal-Mart, is extremely thankful to Detective Collins, according to her fiance, Jay Smith.
"She wanted to express her gratitude to them, she said Detective Collins was wonderful, as well as to Greg Montgomery of Stanford," Smith said.
Montgomery, who could not be reached for comment, was a witness who helped Gover after she was attacked, Smith said.
"He not only helped her, but he actually chased after the assailant," Smith said.
He said Gover is on disability for a hip injury and hit her hip when she was pushed to the ground. "She's still a little sketchy on things. Her arm was fractured, and I think we'll probably end up getting her an MRI because I think she may've hit her head," Smith said. "She's very out of sorts right now, and I'm very concerned."
Collins and Danville police Detective Sgt. Patrick McQueen are the investigating officers.
Hampton is still lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center. He will be arraigned at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Boyle District Court.
More arrests are expected in the cases, Lanham said.