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Armed Robbery Suspect Caught in NC

By: Mike Waterhouse Email
By: Mike Waterhouse Email

A five-day manhunt is over for a man accused of robbing a gas station in Huntington and then causing a school to go into lockdown Scioto County, Ohio.

Shane White was arrested in Havolock, North Carolina, after police received tips on his whereabouts. Police say he headed out of Ohio to North Carolina the same day he was involved in an accident in Scioto County -- and fled the scene.

The night before the accident, police say he robbed a gas station in Huntington. Troopers say the stolen car and White matched the descriptions from that robbery.

Police in North Carolina say White stole another car from a work site in Havolock, NC -- and changed his appearance. They say he shaved his head, beard, and mustache to make himself less noticeable.

White will be extradited to Huntington to face armed robbery and other charges.

Northwest Schools in Scioto County had to go into lockdown last week when the accident happened. Troopers say it was a precautionary measure to make sure all of the students were safe.


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