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Police arrest man after multi-day search

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Police have arrested a man who allegedly shot at officers in connection with an armed robbery at a South Charleston apartment complex Thursday night.

Tyquan Antonio Livermon, 20, of South Charleston, was arrested early Saturday morning after a police search that lasted about 36 hours.

He was charged with robbery and wanton endangerment, according to Sgt. F.S. Beane of the South Charleston Police.

Officers responded to reports of an armed robbery at the Southmoor Hills Apartments on Richland Drive just after 10 p.m. Thursday.

When officers pulled up outside, the suspect fired at them with what appeared to be an AK-47 style rifle, said South Charleston Police Chief Brad Rinehart. No one was shot. Rinehart did not know if officers returned fire.

A school resource officer was able to help police identify some people from a cellphone video, Beane said. Officers then got a search warrant for a residence in Southmoor Hills, where they found Livermon with a 7.72 mm SKS rifle, which Beane described as similar to an AK-47. He was arrested without incident.

No one was shot during the robbery, but one man was taken to CAMC General Hospital with minor injuries.

Livermon had fled from police, who searched for him Thursday evening and through Friday. State Police searched for the suspect by helicopter and used K-9s on the ground to track him.


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