UPDATE: Detroit Man Indicted for Attempted Bank Robbery

By: Josh McComas Email
By: Josh McComas Email

UPDATE 1/23/13 @ 11:50 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Detroit man, who was caught in the act of trying to rob a credit union, has been indicted.

Andred Clinton Davis, 32, was arrested in September several blocks from the First Priority Federal Credit Union on Virginia Avenue in Huntington.

Police received a tip about the September hold-up, just 12 hours before it was supposed to happen and were waiting on Davis when he got to the credit union.

Officers had the credit union surrounded and when Davis realized the robbery wasn't going to go as planned, he made a run for it. He was caught a couple of blocks away.

The January term of the Cabell County Grand Jury indicted Davis on charges of attempted bank robbery and fleeing from an officer.

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UPDATE 9/24/12 @ 5:45 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- From Kanawha County to Huntington, a police tip led to a fast-acting team effort Monday morning.

SWAT teams stopped a credit union armed robbery before it started.

Now, another man from Detroit is behind bars in West Virginia. It was all about that tip -- being credible.

Twelve hours or so was enough time for Huntington Police to get the FBI, Hurricane Police Department and Kanawha County Sheriff's Department all involved in planning a SWAT team defense of a Huntington credit union.

When the robbery attempt happened, they were ready. And, as one policeman said, "We got the bad guy -- that’s what counts."

Heading off to jail after being charged with attempted armed robbery, suspect Andred Davis was moving much slower that his hasty exit from outside the First Priority Credit Union front door in West Huntington, witnesses say.

“He was running like the dickens -- he was flying," Opal Norris said. "I knew he had done something wrong the way he was running.”

Police say the 32-year-old Detroit resident, then in mask, shades and a hoodie, was caught two blocks from the credit union, fleeing down an alley.

“He was fast, but we had a perimeter set up, canines out and quite a number of people to apprehend this individual," Huntington Police Lt. John Williams said.

Before Davis' 8:30 a.m. arrival, heavily armed SWAT teams were lying in wait for him, both inside and outside the credit union. Police say they found a replica gun tossed into a nearby fenced in air conditioning unit. Police also seized the car they say Davis abandoned two blocks away.

Police say the most important point is that the set up and capture went off with out a shot fired.

“When we formulated this plan, public safety was the number one factor," Williams said. "Thankfully it came together, and no one was hurt.”

Police say Davis tried to divert them right before his attempt with phony 911 calls from his car about a burglar with a knife, but they didn't buy it.

Police say Davis has a criminal history of robbery, all outside of Huntington.

Even though the gun was a fake, it doesn't matter. Along with attempted armed robbery, Davis faces fleeing charges.

Davis is being held in the Western Regional Jail with bail set at $105,000.



ORIGINAL STORY 9/24/12 @ 1 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A plan to rob a credit union was foiled before the robbery even happened.

According to a release from the Huntington Police Department, Andred Clinton Davis, 32, of Detroit, is facing charges in connection with trying to rob a credit union in Huntington Monday morning.

A tip was given to Huntington Police that Davis was planning on robbing the First Priority Credit Union on Virginia Avenue, according to the release. Using the information that was given to them, HPD set up surveillance at the credit union and were able to stop Davis as he was about to walk through the front door.

According to the criminal complaint, Davis approached the front door of the credit union with his face covered, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses, rubber gloves and armed with a replica gun.

Davis parked his car about two block from the credit union. According to the complaint, he then made a false 911 call to divert officers to a separate location.

According to HPD, Davis was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit on 7th Street West.

Davis is being charged with first-degree attempted robbery and fleeing.

We have had a crew at the bank all morning and will have a complete update on the story tonight at 5 and 6.

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