A Roanoke man was charged with robbery in connection with a Jan. 23 incident in Henry County, according to a release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
Eric Dwayne Swain Jr., 21, also was charged with use of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the incident that alleged occurred around 10 p.m. at Dodge’s Store, located at 5643 Virginia Ave, Bassett,
A man allegedly entered the store and placed a food order. As the clerk prepared the order, the man allegedly produced a firearm and pointed it at the clerk. The man proceeded to take the food items and fled the scene.
Swain was arrested in Greensboro, N.C., on unrelated violent felony charges, and will be extradited to Virginia to face outstanding charges in Henry County and Roanoke.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.