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UPDATE: Suspects arraigned in connection with Huntington armed robberies

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Antonio Lockhart Antonio Lockhart
Julian Johnson Julian Johnson
Monroe Avant Monroe Avant


According to court documents, Antonio Lockhart, 22, of Colgate, MI, Julian Johnson, 25, of Detroit, MI, and Monroe Avant, 22, of Westland, MI, were arraigned at the Cabell County Courthouse Sunday afternoon and charged with felony 1st degree robbery.

Lockhart and Avant were the two suspects who brandished weapons.


According to police five males were in a parked vehicle, when two other males approached the vehicle with handguns and robbed the victims of their cell phones and other property, and then fled on foot.

One of the victims was able to use a tracking application on his phone that led police to Gary's Bar along the 2000 block of 10th Avenue.

Police detained four people while searching the bar. Officers found the weapons used in the robbery as well as the victims' property.

After interrogating four men, police arrested and charged Julian J. Johnson, of Huntington, Antonio L. Lockhart, of Inkster, MI, and Monroe Avant, of Huntington.

Police also discovered property linked to an armed robbery of three Marshall students in the same area on January 18.

They are being held in the Western Regional Jail awaiting arraignment and additional charges.


Huntington Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened just after 9 p.m. Saturday.

Dispatchers said the incident happened at the intersection of 20th Street and 6th Avenue, near Spirits Liquor Store and Domino's--just blocks away from Marshall University.

The victims had just entered a vehicle when they were approached and then robbed by two men with guns, according to dispatchers.

The suspects were last seen running away from the scene.

No injuries have been reported.


Huntington Police are investigating an armed robbery which took place in the 2000 block of Buffington Avenue Friday night around 10 p.m. three male Marshall students were approached by four men.

According to the victims, two of the suspects brandished handguns and ordered them to the ground. The two unarmed suspects searched the victims, taking their property.

All suspects the fled on foot, northeast towards 5th Avenue.

No one was injured.

The victims could only give descriptions of the two armed suspects. They are described as black males in their 20s, one who is 5'10", wearing a green Marshall hoodie. The second is a light-skinned black male wearing a white cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call 304-696-4444.


Huntington Police are looking for suspects in an armed robbery on 20th Street near the Domino's Pizza.

Cabell County emergency dispatchers said they got the call just before 10:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 18. According to the caller, three or four people were held up at gunpoint.

No one was hurt, according to dispatchers.

Keep checking wowktv.com for updates to this developing story.



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