KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The suspect connected to an armed robbery at Kearney Motel 6 was formally charged Wednesday in Buffalo County District Court.
Elwood Furrowh, 48, of Kearney, is charged with felony robbery and felony use of a deadly weapon.
The robbery happened about 7:00 a.m. August 30 at the Motel 6 on Talmadge Street in south Kearney
Court records indicate that Furrowh spent some time that morning in the Motel 6 lobby. Police say he eventually held a knife to the desk clerk's throat and demanded money. The clerk gave him an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police later recovered a money bag near the Kearney Cinema 8. They arrested Furrowh later Wednesday near a Kearney convenience store.
The charges against Furrowh are both class 2 felonies, which carry a maximum sentence of 50 years each.
Furrowh's plea hearing in district court is pending.