UPDATE: Mental Evaluation Ordered for Gumby's Robbery Suspect
UPDATE: A mental evaluation has been ordered for the man who allegedly helped rob a Weirton Gumby's employee back in October.
Darrell Hawkins, the man accused of driving the getaway car, must complete a mental evaluation before a trial date can be set.
Hawkins appeared back in Brooke County circuit court this morning after his attorney filed a motion for an evaluation back on May 1st. ORIGINAL STORY: Two men arrested for allegedly robbing a Weirton Gumby's employee back in October made a court appearance on Wednesday.
Darrell Hawkins is accused of driving the getaway car, and his attorney filed a motion to suppress the defendant's statement as well as a motion for a psychological evaluation. He'll be back in court on June 6 to discuss a suppression hearing and a trial date. The attorney for Stephen Howell Jr., who is charged with first degree robbery, came to a plea agreement with the county prosecutor. Howell intends to plea guilty in return for a 20-year sentence.
Howell allegedly grabbed a cash bag from two women leaving the Weirton Gumby's store in October and fled the scene.
According to police, the suspect approached the women after the store closed, around 11:45 p.m.