The man accused of robbing an Albany book store was in court Friday. WALB had the only camera in the court room as Eugene McArthur faced a judge.
Now his girlfriend, Shadondra Sheard, is also behind bars, facing similar charges. Police say Sheard was also involved in robbing Dorks Bookstore on Gillionville Road Thursday afternoon. She was taken into custody last night, charged with aggravated assault and armed robbery party to a crime.
Shackled in handcuffs, Eugene McArthur appeared before a judge, where he heard the charges against him.
"You're charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of a knife or firearm during the commission of a crime," said the judge.
Police say McArthur used a handgun to rob Dorks Bookstore on Gillionville Road and stole cash and a taser before he took off running.
APD Captain Reginald Brown was driving by and saw McArthur running as he heard the robbery alert. Officers found him hiding in drainage canal off Westwood and recovered the stolen cash and taser.
Friday morning we found officers back at the scene of where McArthur was arrested. They wouldn't tell us what they were looking for, but we did see them talking with neighbors.
Just a short distance away, we tried to talk to management at Dork's, but a sign on the door read the business was closed for the day and would re-open Monday. It's not clear if it was in relation to Thursday's robbery.
Meanwhile, no bond was set for McArthur. He remains in the Dougherty County Jail as police continue their investigation. There are surveillance cameras inside the Bookstore. Police haven't said though if the crime was caught on tape.