UPDATE: Person of interest identified in Dunbar robbery, one arrest

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UPDATE 7:56 p.m. July 12, 2020: A suspect has been identified as a person of interest in connection to an overnight robbery at the Hot Spot in Dunbar and a carjacking, according to Kanawha County Sheriff Mike Rutherford.

The carjacking occurred later in the morning, which Rutherford said may be related to the robbery.

That suspect, identified as Timothy Lee Walding, Jr., 40 of Saint Albans. He was last seen with a handgun entering the woods in the Sissonville area. Deputies searched all day for him, assisted by the K-9 Unit and the West Virginia State Police by helicopter.

Walding has not been found at this time. A warrant is out for his arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or contact the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office (tips@kanawhasheriff.us).

ORIGINAL 1:12 p.m. July 12, 2020:

DUNBAR, WV (WOWK) A woman was arrested and another suspect is wanted for a robbery of a bar in Dunbar.


Dispatch received a call at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, 2020, for a robbery at the Hot Spot, along Washington St W.

When Kanawha County deputies arrived on scene, a man was next to a car in the parking lot of the bar and ran away. The car he was next too also took off, resulting in a pursuit.

The vehicle crashed and deputies were able to arrest Amanda Taylor, 43 of Saint Albans, Taylor was charged with four counts of armed robbery.

The male suspect was spotted this morning by a deputy near White Oak Lane in Sissonville. The deputy pursued the suspect briefly before the man got out of his car and ran into a wooded area.

Deputies are currently searching in the woods in Sissonville.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.


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