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February 25, 2014

Fairmont man charged with armed robbery

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man has been charged with two counts of robbery stemming from an incident that allegedly involved a semi-automatic handgun Sunday.

Nathan Robert Knight, 20, of Fairmont, has been charged with two counts of robbery. The robbery took place Sunday afternoon, according to the criminal complaint.

The complaint, filed by Officer A. Hayhurst of the Fairmont Police Department, said two victims were walking on Mill Street near Morgantown Avenue when Knight approached the them. One of the victims claimed to identify Knight and began speaking to him.

After a few moments of speaking, Knight allegedly pulled out a black semi-automatic and demanded the victims’ money. After taking the money, the victims told the officer that Knight ran across Morgantown Avenue and onto May Street.

Sgt. Bo Carr of the Fairmont Police Department reported that the police were dispatched to Mill Street at 5:50 p.m. following the report of the robbery. At 9:22 p.m., the Fairmont Police Department located, arrested and placed Knight into custody.

Knight faces two counts of armed robbery and, if found guilty in the first degree, could be imprisoned no fewer than 10 years in a state correctional facility.

Email Richard Babich at rbabich@timeswv.com.

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