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Police still searching for two suspects in Foodland robbery

By Staff reports

Charleston police are still looking for two female suspects wanted for their roles in the armed robbery of a Kanawha City Foodland, in which a store clerk was shot and seriously wounded.

Warrants were issued Friday night for Telisa McCauley and Alisyn Lee Proctor. Police believe the two women drove the getaway car in Thursday’s robbery.

Alisyn Lee Proctor is John Proctor III’s sister. John Proctor III, 19, is one of three Charleston teenagers arrested Friday night in the armed robbery. He is charged with first-degree robbery and malicious wounding. Ricky Patterson, 18, and a 17-year-old boy identified only as “L.L.” were charged with first-degree robbery.

The three were arraigned late Friday night by Kanawha County Magistrate Mike Sisson.

Police said all five people charged in the robbery are related.

John Proctor allegedly shot Shawna Sampson, a store clerk, in the chest when she entered the store’s office, where police he and the 17-year-old had gotten into the safe.

Sampson, a 44-year-old Winifred resident, was in serious but stable condition Friday.

L.L.’s arraignment was closed. His family members were seen crying leaving magistrate court.

Patterson allegedly went into Foodland before the robbery to ensure the safe was open and no police officers were inside. He was paid $30 for his role, police said.

On Thursday, several hours before the robbery, Patterson wrote, “I feel like John Gotti,” a former crime family boss. Proctor’s Facebook page includes a post from July 11 in which he wrote, “Sometimes I don’t think s--- threw or realize the consequences of my actions but everyone learns from their mistakes an just move on simple as that.”

Alisyn Proctor and Telisa McCauley are in a relationship, according to their Facebook pages. On Friday, the day after the robbery, Alisyn Proctor posted a picture on her Facebook with McCauley saying, “Guess who got married.” The photo included a steering wheel with a Chrysler logo.

L.L. allegedly told police that McCauley and Alisyn Proctor were paid $3,000 each to act as getaway drivers and were waiting a few blocks away in a Chrysler PT Cruiser.

The group stayed in a Super 8 motel in Barboursville Thursday night, according to the criminal complaint. McCauley allegedly paid for the room.

The police were able to solve the case after Sampson identified L.L. as a regular at the Foodland store in Chesapeake, where she used to work.

A friend of L.L. and Proctor, identified as “B.W.,” admitted to police that he was also paid $30 to scope out the scene with Patterson before the robbery. The juvenile referred to as L.L. was picked up for questioning and told police what happened, they said.

Charleston Police Chief of Detectives Lt. Steve Cooper said B.W. also faces robbery charges.

Proctor and L.L. entered the store at about 10:15 p.m., when they ordered customers and employees to get on the ground and demanded money, according to the criminal complaint.

Proctor carried a pistol, while L.L. had a pellet gun, police said.


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