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Two arrested in connection to Walmart robbery

April 23, 2019 GMT

HUNTINGTON — The following information was provided by reports from the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office and booking records from Western Regional Jail:

ROBBERY: Two men were arrested in connection with an unarmed robbery Sunday afternoon at Walmart in Huntington after they ran from police and hid in a nearby apartment.

Valandale Jerome “Bam Bam” Herron, 19, of Huntington is charged with being a fugitive from justice, burglary, unarmed robbery and fleeing. Kelly Arshawn Davis, 20, is charged with being an accessory, burglary, assault during the commission of a felony, and fleeing.

Cabell County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Walmart on a robbery call about 3 p.m. Sunday and spotted two men matching the suspect descriptions walking behind the store on nearby Norway Avenue. The two then fled on foot before entering a unit at nearby Rotary Gardens Apartments.

As police surrounded the complex, a 20-year-old woman emerged from the unit and told officers the suspects were not inside, reports state. The property manager gave police permission to enter the unit, where Herron was found hiding in a kitchen cabinet, and Davis was found in a closet.

Both men are currently lodged at Western Regional Jail. The woman was arrested on misdemeanor obstruction charges for lying to police, though she is not listed as an inmate at the jail.

The following information was provided by reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed nine new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Monday, according to a printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Burglary, 3:30 p.m. Friday, 400 block of 9th Avenue, Guyandotte.

Petit larceny, 1 p.m. Sunday, 800 block of 6th Avenue.

Domestic assault, 8:12 p.m. Sunday, 1000 block of 22nd Street.

Petit larceny, 5:38 p.m. Sunday, 1300 block of 16th Street.

Breaking and entering, 6:20 p.m. Sunday, 1200 block of 26th Street.

Domestic battery, 4:50 p.m. Sunday, 200 block of 6th Avenue.

Petit larceny, 7:58 a.m. Sunday, 300 block of 4th Avenue.

Fugitive from justice, 4:59 a.m. Sunday, West 11th Street/Jefferson Avenue.

Malicious assault, 12:05 a.m. Sunday, 800 block of 23rd Street.

The following information was provided by booking records at the Western Regional Jail:

Jacob Tyler Mayo, 29, was incarcerated at 2:10 a.m. Monday. Authorities in Wayne County charged him with robbery. Bond was $30,000.

Christopher Shawn Baker, 47, was incarcerated at 3:10 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with domestic battery and a warrant. Bond was not set.