When city police announced the arrest of Darryl C. Worthy, along with two other men, on charges of allegedly taking part in a home invasion in the 900 block of Arch Street, the 19-year-old's picture, along with photos of his two co-conspirators, were featured on the front page of the Sun-Gazette on Feb. 4.
Later that same day, when James O'Brien saw the newspaper's edition, he recognized Worthy as the alleged gunman who held him up in his West Third Street apartment just days earlier, police said.
Worthy, who has been incarcerated since the day of his arrest, was taken from the Lycoming County Prison on Wednesday morning and arraigned on a new set of felony and misdemeanor charges, accusing him of robbing O'Brien, of 753 W. Third St., on the night of Jan. 30.
Police allege Worthy, of 2638 W. Fourth St., robbed O'Brien at gunpoint of his bank card, cellphone and a pack of cigarettes.
Within hours after the robbery, Worthy is seen on a video camera attempting to use O'Brien's bank card at an ATM machine in the 700 block of West Fourth Street, Agent L. A. Dincher said in an affidavit.
Also that same night, a woman recovered Worthy's driver's license just 200 feet from the ATM machine, Dincher said.
Worthy was arraigned before District Judge James G. Carn on charges of robbery, burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, felony trespassing and convicted felon not to possess a firearm. He was recommitted in lieu of an additional $250,000 bail.
It was just two years ago that Worthy, a former Williamsport Area High School Millionaires basketball standout, was convicted of robbing a convenience store clerk at gunpoint in the city back in May 2009. He was sentenced to two to four years in state prison.
At the sentencing, a judge warned Worthy to make the most of his prison time and not get in trouble again or it would be long spiral downward.