- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) - The last of three people charged in an armed robbery spree that ended with the shooting death of a North Carolina shopkeeper has pleaded guilty.

Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Joshua Robert Berry of Bluewell, West Virginia, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Abingdon to armed robbery conspiracy and using a firearm in a robbery resulting in death. Two other Bluewell residents, 27-year-old Emmanuel William Foster and 28-year-old Sarah Looney Berry, previously pleaded guilty.

Authorities say the men robbed movie theaters in Wytheville and Abingdon, Virginia, as well as a Mount Airy, North Carolina, convenience store in 2012. They say Sarah Berry, Joshua Berry’s wife, drove the getaway vehicles. In the North Carolina robbery, store owner Donald Arnder was killed in a shootout that left Foster wounded.


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