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Man acquitted of robbery, held on parole revocation

May. 01, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A 26-year-old man remained in custody Monday, several days after a jury acquitted him charges of robbery and burglary from last year.

Taurean Amadaeus Johnson, now held in relation to a parole revocation, was cleared of criminal charges related to an Aug. 16, 2012, home invasion in the 200 block of Springdale Avenue.

Attorneys and court officials said a jury acquitted Johnson of two counts first-degree robbery and a single count of burglary. Two other charges were dismissed prior to jury deliberations.

The case stemmed from reports that two men entered the Springdale Avenue home through a unlocked door. Moments later they held three women and a 4-year-old child at gunpoint and demanded money, drugs and guns, according to court documents.

Johnson was represented by local defense attorney Connor Robertson. He could not be reached for comment Monday.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Huntington Police Department's anonymous tip line at 304-696-4444.

Johnson's parole revocation stems from a guilty plea in 2009 to charges of robbery, transporting marijuana and delivery of a controlled substance -- all felonies. He received a sentence of more than 10 years in prison.

Johnson had received parole, but it was later revoked. He can meet with parole board members again in August, according to an official at the state's Parole Board.

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