Ohio residents admit to robbery at W.Va. rest stop

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Two Ohio residents have admitted to robbing a 75-year-old woman at a rest stop along the West Virginia Turnpike.

Forty-year-old Bradley A. Molden of Newark, Ohio, and 45-year-old Stephanie K. Hammel of Utica, Ohio, each pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors say Hammel went into a rest stop bathroom, took 75-year-old Carolyn Boster's purse and kicked her in the shin on Sept. 4. Molden was waiting for Hammel outside in his truck. The suspects fled but were stopped by State Police several miles away.

The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/URZZfg) reports Molden and Hammel are scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 15.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com