UPDATE: Not Guilty Verdict in Huntington Home Invasion Robbery Trial

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 4/25/13 @ 5:15 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man charged in a home invasion robbery has been found not guilty.

After two hours of deliberations Thursday, a jury in Cabell County found Taurean Johnson not guilty on two counts of robbery and one count of burglary.

Johnson was arrested back in August 2012.

Huntington Police said he and another man broke into a home on Springdale Avenue and robbed several people inside at gunpoint.

The two-day trial got underway Wednesday morning. The jury received the case about 3 p.m. Thursday.

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UPDATE 8/17/12 @ 10:15 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man was arrested Friday in connection with a home invasion armed robbery in the 200 block of Springdale Avenue, according to a criminal complaint from Cabell County Magistrate Court.

Taurean A. Johnson, 26, of Huntington, is charged with first-degree robbery.

Police continue searching for another man.

Two men entered a home at 259 Springdale Ave. about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The men had handguns and demanded money, drugs and firearms. They took some cash, a .22-caliber long rifle and three cell phones before leaving.

Three women and a 4-year-old girl were held at gunpoint during the home invasion.

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UPDATE 8/17/12 @ 1:45 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police are searching for two men they say robbed a family at gunpoint in their home.

According to a release from the Huntington Police Department, two black males, wearing dark clothing and bandanas over their faces, entered a home at 259 Springdale Ave. Both of the men were armed with guns.

One of the men held the family at gunpoint while the other suspect went through the house searching for money and guns, according to the release.

At some point during the incident, one of the suspects struck a woman inside the home in the back of the head.

According to the release, the two suspects were only in the home for about two minutes before leaving and driving away in a red sedan. They got away with an undetermined amount of money and a weapon.

Both men are believed to be in their 20s and weigh between 160 and 190 pounds.

Investigators with the Huntington Police are currently investigating the home invasion and robbery.

If you have any information about the crime, you are urged to call the Huntington Police Department or the anonymous tip line.

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ORIGINAL STORY 8/16/12 @ 10:56 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police are searching for suspects after a home invasion armed robbery in Huntington.

Cabell County 911 dispatchers say the call came in about 10 p.m. Thursday from a home in the 200-block of Springdale Avenue.

Huntington Police tell WSAZ.com two men broke into the home and robbed everyone inside at gunpoint. The suspects then took off, possibly in a small, red car.

Detectives say three adults and a child were home at the time of the robbery.

No arrests have been made.

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