Man charged with robbing Plover restaurant pleads not guilty

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PLOVER, Wis. (WSAW) -- The 21-year-old man accused of robbing employees at the Plover Pizza Ranch in April has pleaded not guilty.

Semaj Amaru Gwyn is free on $2,500 cash bond.

Witnesses said a black man wearing a mask entered the restaurant on April 10 and demanded money, verbally threatening an employee with a gun. The suspect left the store with an undetermined amount of cash and took off.

The Stevens Point Police K9 was able to track the suspect, as well as recover evidence along the tracking route, according to a news release.

Approximately 2 hours after the incident, the alleged suspect was arrested along Hoover Avenue, just south of Plover Springs Drive in Plover.

Gwyn waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday. A judge ruled there is enough evidence for a trial to be held. A clerical court appearance has been scheduled for Sept. 9.