Columbiana man charged with robbing Always Money business

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA– A 28-year-old Columbiana man remains in jail after allegedly attempting to rob the Always Money payday store in Columbiana while using a pistol on Oct. 9.

Stafford

Stafford

The Columbiana Police Department arrested Matthew Stafford, who lists an address in the 2000 block of Ferry Road in Columbiana, on Oct. 24 on felony charges of first-degree robbery.

According to Stafford’s arrest warrant, the incident took place on Oct. 9 when Stafford allegedly used a pistol to rob the Always Money store and allegedly “used force or threatened the imminent use of force and at the time caused serious physical injury” to someone at the business.

Stafford currently remains in the Shelby County Jail on $30,000 bond. An upcoming hearing has not yet been scheduled.

First-degree robbery is a Class A felony, and is punishable between 10 years and life in prison upon conviction.