Wetumpka man facing robbery charges after he gets out of hospital

Published 7:45pm Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Wetumpka man is facing robbery charges in his hometown as well as robbery charges in Montgomery, but he isn’t in jail just yet. He has to get out of the hospital first.

Wetumpka police had been looking for the suspect who was responsible for attempting to rob the CVS in Wetumpka on Aug. 9 and believed to have found him traveling on Autauga Street late Friday afternoon.

When police tried to stop Kenny Wayne Adair, 51, he allegedly swallowed some heroin and had to be rushed to a Montgomery hospital, according to Wetumpka police spokesman.

Adair also is believed to be connected to attempted robbery of a bank located on the Atlanta Highway in Montgomery on Thursday.

When contacted by the Herald regarding the arrest of Adair and his connection to the attempted bank robbery, Montgomery police said they “did not have any new updates at this time.”

On Aug. 9, Adair allegedly entered the Wetumpka CVS and pulled up his shirt and told a clerk he had a gun and demanded all the money out of the register. The clerk yelled and the man believed to be Adair ran out and sped away in a dark-colored sedan.

Once Adair is released from the hospital, he will be booked into the Elmore County Jail on robbery charges, according to Wetumpka police.

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