In Rockingham County Criminal District Court Wednesday, the first appearance of Larry Wayne Inge, 38, was continued to March 11.
Inge, a Danville resident, is facing five felony charges of common law robbery related to a series of robberies perpetrated in stores around Rockingham County and a misdemeanor larceny charge.
According to court documents, Inge is accused of robbing approximately $6,297 in US currency from four stores on five different occasions from Dec. 27, 2019 through Jan. 30, 2020.
Each of these robberies were carried out through assault leading the victim to fear bodily harm, according to the arrest warrants.
Reidsville police said at the time they believed Inge could also be responsible for other store robberies perpetrated in surrounding areas during the same time frame.
Jan. 18 the Food Lion in Gretna, Virginia was robbed, which is still under investigation.
Chief David Wilkes of the Gretna Police Department said they are currently working with Reidsville police, a slow process since it is over state lines, and that they can't yet release any details.
Inge was apprehended by Reidsville police at the scene of the Jan. 30 robbery of the Food Lion on Freeway Drive in Reidsville, North Carolina.
The misdemeanor charge comes from an accusation that Inge stole a pair of boots from a Walmart worth approximately $27.92.
A search warrant obtained in Danville Circuit Court showed that Danville police searched Inge's residence at 154 Kentuck Rd in Danville Jan. 31.
The warrant listed 16 robberies of gas stations and Food Lions that show in security camera footage a man wearing distinctive clothing and a money bag.
Inge is currently being held in the Rockingham County jail on a $500,000 secured bond. His bond was granted on the conditions that he have no contact with the robbery victims and stay away from their workplaces.
Inge has his next court date in Rockingham County District Court set for March 11.