Accused Robber Waives Hearing

news1DUBOIS – A Texas man accused of robbing an unconscious man in an area Sheetz store waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday during Centralized Court.

Gregory Allen Scott, 45, 2509 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, TX, is charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking, disorderly conduct and harassment. His bail was set at $10,000, unsecured.

The charges stem from an incident on Jan. 27 at the Falls Creek Sheetz store in Sandy Township. According to the affidavit of probable cause, the victim entered the store and went into the men’s restroom, where he consumed four stamp bags of heroin. He fell over and was lying on the floor in a stall when another man found him and reported him to the employees. After they got him out of the stall, a female employee started rescue breathing. While they were working on him, Scott entered the restroom, stepped over them and urinated. As the employee worked on the victim, she saw money fall out of his pocket. She shoved it back into the right front hoodie pocket.

Once Scott was finished urinating, he zipped up and told the employee he was a nurse. She asked him what to do and he told her it looked like a stroke. He took gloves from the employee and put them on, but did nothing to help the victim. He was rude to the employee when she asked what they should do. He told her to leave.

When she came back she saw Scott going through the victim’s pockets. This is when an officer arrived on the scene. He saw Scott going through the victim’s pockets and removing a needle, spoon, four empty stamp bags of heroin, water solution and a Q-tip.

Scott told the officer he was a nurse and was looking for medical information. Scott was told to stop going through the victim’s clothing, but he continued to look through his pants and shirt pockets. At one point, he stood up and stated “fine. I won’t help.”

The officer pulled Scott out of the bathroom. He asked again what Scott was doing and he replied that he was looking for medical information because he thought the victim had a stroke. He asked Scott for his identification and told him to wait until after the victim was taken care of, so they could talk.

The victim was treated by emergency medical personnel and transported to the DuBois Regional Medical Center. An employee told the officer that for a nurse, Scott did not act like he knew anything.

As he talked with the officer, Scott appeared to be under the influence of something. Scott told the officer he used to be a nurse, but he got out of it about 10 years ago. When asked why he was going through the man’s pockets, he again claimed he was looking for medical information.

The officer asked if Scott had ever been arrested and he replied that he had a weapon violation. At this point, the officer handcuffed him and put him in a patrol car.

Scott tried to talk the officer out of arresting him, because it was a waste of time and he didn’t need to do the paperwork. The officer told him not to worry about him and his paperwork. Later the officer was advised to let him go. After checking his background, he saw that Scott was clear so he did release him.

At the hospital, once the victim was awake, he said he had $23 in his pocket that was missing.

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