UPDATE: Barboursville Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

UPDATE 10/31/13 @ 9:50 a.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Barboursville man was in court twice Thursday, for two separate cases.

Jonathan Tyler Deaton, 23, pleaded guilty to 2nd degree robbery Thursday morning in Cabell County Circuit Court.

Deaton robbed the Fifth Third Bank branch in Barboursville on December 12, 2012.

Investigators said Deaton entered the bank and demanded $20,000 from a teller. When the teller said she didn't have that amount of money, Deaton then threatened to cross the counter to get the money.

He was able to get away with several thousand dollars in cash.

Deaton was later caught on a nearby surveillance camera and he was identified through those pictures.

He was arrested at his workplace in Kanawha County several hours after the robbery.

He will be sentenced next month.

After that hearing, Deaton appeared in Cabell County Magistrate Court on obstructing and burglary charges.

Huntington Police say on September 28, Deaton broke into a home in the 800-block of 13th Avenue in Huntington.

They say the homeowner was able to detain Deaton in Ritter Park until police arrived.

He told police his name was "Jacob Howard", then admitted he lied because he was out on bond and didn't want to get in more trouble.

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UPDATE 3/14/13 @ 11:30a.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Barboursville man has been indicted for last year’s robbery of the Fifth Third Bank branch in Barboursville.

A Cabell County grand jury recently returned the one count indictment of bank robbery against 22-year-old Jonathan Tyler Deaton. The indictment was unsealed on Wednesday.

Deaton was arrested at his workplace in Kanawha County several hours after the December 12 robbery.

Investigators said Deaton entered the bank and demanded $20,000 from a teller. When the teller said she didn’t have that amount of money, Deaton then threatened to cross the counter to get the money.

After fleeing the bank with several thousand dollars in cash, a surveillance camera at a nearby building showed Deaton getting into a pickup truck and driving away.

Investigators got a break in the case came after a person called Cabell 911 to say they saw the bank surveillance pictures on the news and were able to identify the person as Deaton.

He is expected to be arraigned on the charge alter this month.



UPDATE 12/19/12 @ 2:50 p.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The case against an alleged bank robber has been bound over to the grand jury.

Jonathan Tyler Deaton was in court in Cabell County on Wednesday.

Deaton is charged with robbing the Fifth Third Bank along U.S. 60 in Baboursville last week. A clerk said he came in and asked for $20,000.

During his hearing on Wednesday, Deaton waived his right to a preliminary hearing and his case was bound over to the grand jury.

Bond was also lowered from $75,000 to $30,000 cash or surety during the hearing.

An official in court Wednesday morning told WSAZ.com that Deaton has family in the Paintsville, Ky. area and if he makes bond, he will be going there to stay as his case goes through the system.

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UPDATE 12/13/12 @ 10:11 a.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- More details have been released on the bank robbery at the Fifth Third Bank branch along U.S. 60 in Barboursville Wednesday afternoon.

Jonathan Tyler Deaton, 22, of Barbourssville, was arrested several hours after the 2:30 p.m. robbery. at a St. Albans-area car dealership where he works.

According to the criminal complaint, after Deaton entered the bank he demanded $20,000 from a teller. When she said that she didn’t have that amount of money, Deaton said “you do have them money, now give it to me now.” The teller said Deaton then threatened to cross the counter to get the money.

The teller and another teller then gave Deaton several thousand dollars in cash and he left the bank on foot heading north on Route 60, according to the complaint.

Cabell County Sheriff’ Office Detectives said a K-9 was able to track Deaton to the parking lot of the American Legion which is across the highway from the bank. A surveillance camera showed Deaton getting into a pickup truck and driving off the lot.

Investigators say a break in the case came after a person called Cabell 911 to say they saw the bank surveillance pictures on the news and were able to identify the person as Tyler Deaton. The caller said she used to work with Deaton. Investigators then checked Deaton’s Facebook profile and compared bank surveillance photos to his Facebook pictures.

Deaton was arraigned in Cabell County Magistrate Court late Wednesday night at charged with armed robbery. He is being held in the Western Regional Jail.

No word if he had, or showed, a weapon.

Sheriff Tom McComas said Deaton is cooperating with investigators.

McComas credits the Huntington Violent Crimes Task Force and the Cabell County 911 Center for Deaton's quick arrest. He says the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, the St. Albans Police Department and the FBI assisted in Deaton's capture and questioning.

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UPDATE 12/13/12 @ 8 a.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Barboursville man is now in jail after being arrested Wednesday night in connection with the robbery of the Fifth Third Bank branch along U.S. 60 in Barboursville Wednesday afternoon.

Jonathan Tyler Deaton, 22, of Barboursville, was arrested at his workplace in Kanawha County several hours after the robbery.

Deaton works in sales at a car dealership in Kanawha County.

Following his arrest, Deaton was arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. He was then returned to Cabell County and booked in the Western Regional Jail shortly after midnight Thursday.

Sheriff Tom McComas says Deaton is cooperating with investigators. He is expected to be charged with felony robbery.

McComas credits the Huntington Violent Crimes Task Force and the Cabell County 911 Center for Deaton's quick arrest. He says the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, the St. Albans Police Department and the FBI assisted in Deaton's capture and questioning.

The bank branch in Barboursville was robbed about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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UPDATE 12/12/12 @ 10 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Barboursville man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the robbery of the Fifth Third Bank branch along U.S. 60 in Barboursville, Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas said.

Jonathan Tyler Deaton, 22, of Barboursville, is charged with robbery. He works in sales at a car dealership in Kanawha County. Deaton will be arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

He is expected to be taken to the Western Regional Jail.

Deaton is cooperating with the investigation, McComas said.

The sheriff credited the Huntington Violent Crimes Task Force and the Cabell County 911 Center for Deaton's quick arrest.

In addition, the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, the St. Albans Police Department and the FBI assisted in Deaton's capture and questioning.

The bank branch in Barboursville was robbed about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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UPDATE 12/12/12 @ 6:15 p.m.
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A person of interest in a bank robbery out of Barboursville has been caught in St. Albans.

Cabell County 911 dispatchers tell WSAZ.com Cabell County Sheriff's deputies have taken the man into custody at his work in St. Albans.

He is being questioned in connection with the robbery of a Fifth Third Bank off U.S. Route 60 in Barboursville about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

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ORIGINAL STORY 12/12/12 @ 2:30 p.m.
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An armed robbery has been reported at a bank in Barboursville.

Cabell County 911 dispatchers say the robbery was reported about 2:25 p.m. Wednesday at the Fifth Third Bank along River Road off U.S. Route 60.

No other information has been released.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

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