UPDATE: Man wanted in connection with armed robbery of elderly homeowner arrested

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UPDATE 8/9/17 @ 1:30 p.m.
RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man wanted in a home invasion case in Raleigh County was arrested Wednesday morning, West Virginia State Police say.

Brandon Cantley faces numerous felony charges after troopers say on Wednesday he entered a woman's home along Saxon-Bolt Road and demanded a ride out of the area. The woman agreed to give him a ride to get him away from kids who were present at the time.

Troopers say Cantley was driven to the Post Office in Eccles where they say he got out of that vehicle and into another person's vehicle as it was leaving. Raleigh County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene and arrested Cantley.

On Tuesday night, troopers said Cantley held an elderly woman and her caregiver at gunpoint, robbing them. That happened in the 500 block of Dry Creek Road.

Cantley was expected to be arraigned later Wednesday in Raleigh County Magistrate Court.



ORIGINAL STORY 8/8/17
RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is wanted by West Virginia State Police Tuesday night after troopers said he held an elderly woman and her caregiver at gunpoint, then robbed them.

According to troopers, Brandon Cantley forced his way into a home in the 500 block of Dry Creek Road in Dry Creek Tuesday morning.

Cantley became violent and demanded money from the elderly homeowner, according to troopers. While the homeowner was being threatened, the homeowner's caregiver arrived and was also confronted by Cantley.

Cantley found a small pistol inside the home and further demanded money from both victims. The suspect was given a small amount of money. He then forced both victims inside an elevator lift located in the home and locked them inside.

He then stole additional items from the home, including a gold 2001 Jeep Cherokee with West Virginia registration 3NC-465, before he left the scene.

West Virginia State Police are asking for the public's help in locating Cantley.

Once apprehended, he will be charged with kidnapping, strong armed robbery, two counts of battery and two counts of wanton endangerment.

If you have any information, call the Whitesville detachment of the West Virginia State Police, 304-854-0101.



 
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