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Robbery suspect’s mother charged as accomplice

MUNCY — Accused store robber Steven James Martin’s mother, Lori McHenry, has now been charged with allegedly driving the getaway car that was used in the hold-up in March at the hold up at Sam’s Place Lottery and Tobacco in Muncy Creek Township, according to state police

Investigators allege McHenry, 52, of 317 Carpenter St., faces charges of conspiracy to robbery and conspiracy to theft for her alleged involvement in the robbery on March 18.

Martin, 28, of the same address, recently waived his preliminary hearing to felony robbery and related charges in the theft of $3,500 from the clerk.

McHenry has “admitted to driving Martin to the scene, dropping him off and picking him up after robbing Sam’s Place and fleeing the scene with him,” Trooper James Nestico said in an affidavit.

The trooper also alleges that after Martin and McHenry became known suspects two days after the holdup, the two “took substantial steps to hide the vehicle by removing registration plates, using incorrect license plates, parking the vehicle in the backyard or in the UPMC Muncy parking lot and lying to investigators about the location of the vehicle.”

McHenry — already free on $50,0000 bail on state police charges for allegedly selling unknown pills to an informant or undercover officer in Muncy Creek Township on April 22 — is free in lieu of an additional $50,000 bail on the new set of charges.

Martin remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison without bail.

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