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Man charged with first-degree robbery following standoff

Nov. 06, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A Huntington man was being held in the Western Regional Jail on $100,000 cash-only bond Tuesday after being arrested the night before on first-degree robbery charge.

Demarco Roosevelt Bradberry, 36, is accused of robbing a couple while having an Airsoft pistol, then becoming involved in a standoff with police in the 500 block of 6th Street.

He was arraigned Monday night in Cabell County Magistrate Court.

According to court documents, Bradberry allegedly approached a man who was sitting outside a 6th Street home around 7:15 p.m. Monday, brandished a firearm, forced the man inside the home and demanded money.

The victim's girlfriend was inside the home at the time and went into the kitchen to see what the commotion was. At that point, Bradberry allegedly demanded money from her as well.

The girlfriend handed over about $150 cash from her purse, at which time the man fled out the back door. The victim followed him, saw him go into a home across the street and then called 911.

Huntington Police officers responded and shut down 6th Street between 5th and 6th avenues. It took more than a half hour for all occupants of the home, including the suspect, to cooperate and eventually emerge from the home.

Once they did, both victims identified Bradberry as the robbery suspect. Officers were able to locate almost $200 cash inside the home as well as a black Airsoft pistol.

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