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UPDATE: Man Indicted in Robbery and Kidnapping of MU Student

UPDATE 1/23/13 @ 11:30 p.m.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Huntington man has been indicted on charges of kidnapping and robbing a Marshall University student at knife point in October.

Besides the kidnapping and robbery charges, the Cabell County Grand Jury also indicted Brandon Scott Spurlock, 29, on three counts of forgery of a credit card.

The incident happened in the 2100 block of 6th Avenue.

Police said Spurlock pulled out a knife and forced the student back into her car. He then made her drive him to several ATM's and forced her to withdraw cash.

After getting the money, police say Spurlock took the student's keys and debit card and left her in her car near Charleston Avenue and Elm Street. She was not hurt.

Shortly after, police said Spurlock used the debit card at several locations. Officers used the transactions to track down Spurlock and arrest him.



ORIGINAL STORY 10/21/12
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and robbing a Marshall University student at knifepoint.

Huntington Police tell WSAZ.com the student was getting out of her car about 8:45 Saturday morning at an off-campus apartment complex in the 2100 block of 6th Avenue, when she was approached by Brandon Spurlock, 29, of Huntington.

Officers say Spurlock pulled out a knife and forced the student back into her car. He then made her drive him to several ATM's in the area and forced her to withdraw cash.

After getting the money, police say Spurlock took the student's keys and debit card and left her in her car near Charleston Avenue and Elm Street. She was not hurt.

Shortly after, police say Spurlock used the debit card at several locations. Officers used the transactions to track Spurlock and arrested him in the 1200 block of 8th Avenue.

Police say Spurlock and the student did not know each other.

Spurlock is charged with robbery, kidnapping and forgery.

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