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Robbery suspect in custody after chase
By PORTSIA SMITH
A man has been charged after a late-night robbery at a Spotsylvania County convenience store.
According to Capt. Jeff Pearce of the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office, Deputy E. Perkins performed a traffic stop after seeing a man driving away at a high rate of speed from the 7-Eleven at the intersection of Plank and Gordon roads Monday around 11:15 p.m.
After the driver was pulled over, Perkins became aware of a robbery that had just occurred at the store, Pearce said.
As the deputy tried to make an arrest, the man fled and a short pursuit began, he said. During the chase, the man struck a tree at Falcon Ridge and Old Plank Road, Pearce said.
He was arrested without incident before being transported to Mary Washington Hospital for minor injuries.
Matthew Daniel Mosher, 35, is charged with armed robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, eluding a law enforcement officer and a host of traffic violations, Pearce said. He is originally from King George County, but his current residence is unknown, Pearce said.
The suspect got away with approximately $150 in cash, Pearce said.
Police are also investigating two other robberies that occurred in the county over the weekend.
A man with a similar description to Mosher displayed a gun and attempted to rob the FasMart at 3530 Plank Road around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. He ran off without any cash.
Then around 9:50 p.m. the same day, deputies were called to the 7-Eleven in Salem Fields for a similar robbery. A man got away with an undetermined amount of cash, Pearce said.
The cases are still under investigation.