South Point man arrested after W.Va. robbery

Published 10:30 am Monday, September 5, 2011

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. —A South Point man was arrested Saturday in connection with the armed robbery of a Huntington, W.Va. business.

Lloyd Vernon Sexton, 38, was taken to the Western Regional Jail where he remains under a $102,000 bond.

Huntington police were called to the 16th Street GoMart after people there said a man with a knife held up the place.

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Using a K-9 dog, officers allegedly tracked Sexton to a place at 15th Street and Charleston Avenue where he was allegedly hiding.

Officers said Sexton jumped and ran a short distance before being caught. The money and the knife allegedly used were recovered.