Couple charged with robbing man at ATM

By: Staff report
T. Russell
K. Russell

ROCKINGHAM — A husband and wife are accused of robbing a man at an ATM earlier this week.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, 38-year-old Thomas Earl Russell and his wife, 36-year-old Kellie Quick Russell, stole a man’s wallet — containing $540 in cash, his driver’s license and a bank card — on Monday while he was at an ATM on Airport Road, threatening him with a blunt object.

They were arrested Tuesday, each on a felony charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon, at their home on Billy Covington Road, north of Rockingham, and booked into the Richmond County Jail. Thomas Russell was given a $25,000 secured bond, while Kellie Russell was given a $20,000 secured bond. They are scheduled to appear in court Jan. 4.

The Russells are also both being held on a South Carolina charge of filing a false police report on a felony violation from the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office, according to jail records.

Online court records show Kellie Russell has two pending traffic infractions for having an expired registration card or tag.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show neither has any prior criminal convictions in the state.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

T. Russell Russell

K. Russell Russell

Staff report