Armed robbery suspect identified but on the run in Greenbrier County

UPDATE: GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- The Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department has corrected the name of the suspect involved in the armed robbery in Fairlea.

Inaccurate descriptive information was initially provided to the investigating officers on the armed robbery suspect.

The suspects name is Gerald Tyrone King and his age is 41.

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UPDATE: GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at approximately 8:30 pm, members of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Lewisburg Police Department, responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred at Lewies located in Fairlea, WV.

Upon arrival officers were advised that an individual had entered the establishment, presented a firearm and directed the employee to load all of the money into a bag. The suspect, described as a black male, wearing a black face mask, maroon shirt and khaki shorts, then departed the establishment with an undisclosed amount of currency.

It was believed the suspect was on foot and officers utilized K-9’s to search the area. A track was established, however the K-9’s subsequently lost the scent and officers were unsuccessful in their attempt to locate the perpetrator.

The suspect has been identified as Jerome Taron King, age 23, recently residing in the White Sulphur Springs area.

Anyone with knowledge of the location of Jerome King is asked to contact the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office at 304-647-6634, the Greenbrier County 911Center at 304-647-7911 or Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-673-9205 or crimestopperswv.com.

Deputy J. F. Kelley, of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, is the investigating officer.


GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Multiple law enforcement agencies responded Tuesday night to an armed robbery incident in Lewisburg.

According to Greenbrier County dispatchers, a call came in around 8:30 Tuesday evening regarding an incident on Quarry Village Road in Lewisburg, by the gambling establishment Lewie’s.

Among the agencies responding to the scene were West Virginia State Police, the Lewisburg Police Department, White Sulphur Springs police, Ronceverte police, and Greenbrier County sheriff’s deputies. Details are still limited at this time.

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