Fairmont man charged after alleged robbery


TAYLOR COUNTY—A Fairmont man is behind bars after being accused of robbing an individual at gunpoint on July 4.

21-year-old Deonta Quanta Lewis has been charged with felonious armed robbery, after allegedly demanding and taking a Sony PlayStation and other items under the threat of bodily harm.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Grafton Police Department Patrolman Ethan Lucas, he was called to a residence in Lucretia with a report of a robbery. The caller told Harrison-Taylor County 911 that the assailant was no longer present at the home.

Through the course of the investigation, the officer learned that the victim had been hanging out with another male earlier in the day, and that when the visitor returned to the residence to retrieve sunglasses that were left behind, he brought Allen along with him.

The complaint states that once inside the home, the accused sought to obtain marijuana from the victim, however, he was denied and that’s when Allen reportedly pulled a pistol out and pointed it at the victim, demanding that he give up his PlayStation, phone and watch.

According to the complaint, Allen took those objects, as well as a controller for the gaming system.

The victim told the officer that the defendant then told him to get on the ground and warned him that if he called the police, “they would come back and kill him” before leaving the scene.

A vehicle matching the description of the one Allen left in was stopped but officers in the Blueville area. The complaint states that the car was driven by a female and that Allen was seated as passenger.

According to the complaint, the stolen items were laying in plain view.

Lucas noted in his report that the gun believed to have been used in the altercation was obtained, loaded, from the glovebox the vehicle.

Allen was taken into custody and mirandized before being interviewed by police. He was formally charged before being transported to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, where he is currently being held on a $50,000 bond.

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