A Winchester man didn’t get very far with the $538 he allegedly took after robbing a gas station at gunpoint earlier this month.
It also didn’t take long for a judge to find enough evidence against Stewart Williams to send the first-degree robbery case to the grand jury Wednesday.
Police said Williams was already walking away from the BP station on Rolling Hills Lane on Dec. 4 when Winchester Police Officer Chris Cantor turned into the station after receiving the call seconds before.
Cantor said the suspect, identified as Stewart Williams, started to run when he saw the officer.
Williams threw something as he ran, Cantor said during Williams’ preliminary hearing in Clark District Court Wednesday.
When Williams stopped running, he told Cantor that he was joking with officers. When asked, though, Williams pointed to the gun. Cantor said he recovered the Smith and Wesson pellet gun and a bag of cash, which Williams had thrown away as he fled.