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Deputies arrest Monongalia County robbery suspect

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - UPDATE: (7/11/18 11:04 a.m.):

A Monongalia County robbery suspect is in police custody.

Jerry Pugh is accused of robbing the Big Dog Cafe early Tuesday morning. 

Following the robbery incident Pugh got into a vehicle accident on Canyon Rd. in Monongalia County. 

Upon arrival to the accident deputies discovered multiple warrants for Pugh's arrest. Later, deputies said, Pugh confessed to the robbery. 

Pugh is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a fugitive of justice and armed robbery. 

He awaits arraignment in the North Central Regional Jail. 


UPDATE: (7/10/18 4:08 p.m.):

Deputies with the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department are looking for a suspect that robbed the Big Dog Cafe on Point Marion Road early Tuesday morning.

According to deputies, the suspect brandished a black handgun and got away with an undetermined amount of cash. No injuries were reported during the incident.

Deputies say the suspect is described as a white male in his 40's, with a grey and white goatee, and approximately 6 feet tall wearing a hat and a greyish white hoodie. Deputies also say they suspect fled in a white vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office Detective Division at 304-291-7218.


ORIGINAL:

Crews responded to a reported armed robbery early Tuesday morning in Monongalia County. 

911 officials said the incident happened around 1:13 a.m. on Point Marion Road in Morgantown. There is no word on any injuries at this time or if an arrest was made. 

The Monongalia County Sheriff's Office is investigating. Stay with 12 News as we work to bring you updates.


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