MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich told FOX10 News one of the two suspects accused in the Petro gas station robbery is now charged with attempted murder.
Both suspects appeared in court for bond hearings on assault and robbery charges Friday, July 5.
FOX10 News however has learned Joseph Caples was also charged with attempted murder shortly after and will have to attend an additional bond hearing next week.
"In this situation, we understand now that there may have been an intent to actually fire the weapon at the clerk and if that is the case then we upgrade the charges to attempted murder," Rich told FOX10 News.
Zachery Moore and Joseph Caples are suspects in the robbery. Caples is accused of pistol whipping the cashier.
"It's disturbing. Very disturbing," Rich said after watching the surveillance video Wednesday, July 3.
The DA's office said surveillance video of the robbery will be a key part of their case.
"This will absolutely be something that helps the district attorney's office. Having that clear of a video of the incident," Rich said.
The victim and her family had been staying away from the area while the search was on for the suspects.
She said Moore was actually a former employee of the gas station.
"What got me was Zachery never came in there to help me. He saw that man beat me in that office. Zachery stuck his head in and kept bobbing his head in and out," she said.
The victim said she tried to escape, but couldn't.
"I tried to get out and run. I had my hair in a pony tail. He grabbed my hair by the pony tail and he pulled me back in he got the office open and he just started beating me in the head ‘Where's the tape? Where's the tape,'" the victim recalled.
Caples is charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault and attempted murder. His bond was set at $100,000 for robbery and $10,000 for assault. His preliminary hearing is set for July 22.
Rich said Moore will not be able to post bond due to probation issues.
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