UPDATED: Homeless Veteran Bank Robbery Suspect Turns Himself In; Mayor Compliments HPD

Updated 24 weeks ago
UPDATED: Homeless Veteran Bank Robbery Suspect Turns Himself In; Mayor Compliments HPD

A man who described himself as a "homeless veteran" with PTSD and other problems has turned himself in to Huntington Police following the robbery of the Chase Bank on Fifth Avenue and Tenth Street.

Charles N. Henderson, 58, was arrested at approximately 9:40 p.m., according to a news release from Lt. John Williams. Henderson was not armed at the time of his arrest.

He has been charged with one count of bank robbery and his bond set at $25,000. He has been taken to the Western Regional Jail.

The robbery at about 4 p.m. Friday, March 14, shut down Fifth Avenue for hours as officers searched for a suspect, who at first was believed to still be inside the bank building. Employees of the Steptoe & Johnson law firm, located on the bank's upstairs floors, sheltered in place before police after a floor by floor search escorted them out of the structure.

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams on his Facebook page stated: "I couldn't be prouder tonight of the Officers of the Huntington Police Department. They handled a frightening situation with professionalism and dignity. More importantly, their tactics resulted in the suspect surrendering without incident. Well done HPD"

 

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