A Clarksburg man who was wanted for an armed robbery in Clarksburg on December 4 was taken into custody on Tuesday, the United States Marshals Service announced.
According to the United States Marshals Service, William Harrouff, 27, of Clarksburg was arrested in Clarksburg on Tuesday at approximately 3:30 p.m. by the U.S. Marshals Service, with assistance from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Clarksburg Police Department and the West Virginia State Police. Harrouff was wanted by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department for an armed robbery at Christine’s Hot Spot on East Pike Street in Clarksburg on the morning of December 4.
Marshals said that Harrouff is alleged to have entered Christine’s Hot Spot in the early morning hours of December 4, displayed a firearm and demanded cash from the business. Additionally, Marshals said that Harrouff pepper sprayed an employee before leaving with an unknown amount of cash. A warrant for Harrouff’s arrest was obtained on the day of the robbery.
The U.S. Marshals Service was requested to assist in locating Harrouff on December 6. According to Marshals, investigators immediately began identifying possible locations for Harrouff.
On Tuesday, Deputy Marshals and Task Force Officers were interviewing associates and determined Harrouff was hiding in the attic of a residence on Charla Lane in Clarksburg. Marshals said that multiple agencies arrived on scene to arrest Harrouff, and officers surrounded the residence and gave commands for Harrouff to come out of the attic. Marshals said that after a short period of time, Harrouff surrendered to law enforcement without any further incident.
Harrouff will be presented before a Magistrate Judge in Harrison County, and if detained, he will be held at the North Central Regional Jail.