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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:22 pm | Updated: 1:09 pm, Mon Feb 24, 2014.

UPDATED: Michael Murphy, the man accused of threatening and robbing a woman in her home earlier this week, was taken into custody Friday afternoon. 

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said Jefferson County deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person shortly after 3 p.m. and arrested Murphy who appeared to be disoriented. 

After taking the man to St. Anthony's Hospital for examination, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office held him until Franklin County detectives could take custody and return him to Franklin County, the sheriff reported. 

Earlier Story

A St. Clair man wanted for breaking into a home and threatening a woman before stealing money has been charged in circuit court.

Michael Murphy, 39, was charged late Tuesday afternoon with one count of first-degree armed robbery. A judge set bond at $250,000.

Authorities still were searching for man.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 636-583-2560.

Previous Story

Franklin County authorities are searching for a man who broke into a home, put a gun to a woman’s head and stole cash.

The home invasion happened about 2:17 a.m. Tuesday in the 4000 block of North Virginia Mines Road east of St. Clair, Sheriff Gary Toelke said.

The female victim told deputies she was in bed when the suspect entered the home through a rear door and came into her bedroom.

The victim said the man held a handgun to her head, demanded cash, then pulled the trigger several times but the gun did not fire, according to the report.

The suspect then took some cash and fled out the back door, according to the victim. She said she last saw the man running toward White Acres subdivision.

The man was gone when deputies arrived. They searched the area but did not locate him.

The woman said she is familiar with the suspect and identified him for deputies, Toelke said.

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