A man accused of holding up two stores in Mercer County round Christmas was in a Princeton, WV courtroom on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Tracy Allen Taylor 36, of Bluefield, WV pleaded guilty to robbery charges.
Taylor was the man who stole the cash register from the Cargo gas station on Sunday, Dec. 21 and then held a customer hostage in a robbery at S&S Express the next night. Taylor used a weapon in both robberies.
Mercer County Circuit Judge Derek Swope accepted Taylor’s pleas of First Degree Robbery and Second Degree Robbery. Judge Swope set a sentencing date for June 9, 2015. He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail.