Man Arrested After Robbery, Standoff at Morgantown Hot Spot

Morgantown police have arrested a man following an armed robbery and a brief standoff Thursday night.

Police were dispatched to the High Life Lounge on University Avenue around 10:15 after an alarm was triggered, according to a press release from Chief Ed Preston. Upon arriving on scene, officers could see the clerk lying on the floor through a window.

Officers attempted to make contact via telephone with the robber, Gary Donzell Guest, 31 of Morgantown. After numerous attempts of contact and a brief standoff, Guest surrendered.

The clerk was released and suffered no physical injuries. He told police that Guest entered the business, brandished a pistol, and demanded cash.

Guest was charged with armed robbery and was booked in the North Central Regional Jail.

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