CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man wanted in Logan County for an armed robbery is captured in Kanawha County. Charleston police located Robbie Aaron Browning of Chapmanville after a 911 called claimed to see a man matching his description at a bug stop in Kanawha City near Highland Hospital.
“One of our patrol officers was traveling on MacCorkle and saw a man matching the description of Browning around the Bojangles,” said Lt. Eric Hayzlett, the Chief of Detectives for the Charleston Police Department. “The officer turned around and Mr. Browning was gone, so the officer actually went inside the Bojangles and when he walked inside the door, Mr. Browning was coming out of the men’s room.”
Police say Browning initially gave a false name to the officer, but said he was from Logan. The officer was able to realize at the time he had the right man and arrested him without incident.
“He said all last night he stayed around the railroad tracks of Kanawha City,” Hayzlett said. “I guess he got cold and had to start walking around and that’s when people started spotting him and calling.”
Kanawha County Deputies initially spotted Browning Thursday night around 9:15 p.m. a couple of hours after Logan County deputies put out an all points bulletin to be on the lookout for Browning in a stolen pickup truck. The truck was stolen at gunpoint from the Speedway in Chapmanville around 7:15 pm Thursday. Deputies warned Browning could be armed and dangerous. Police say when arrested he had no weapons.
Browning is lodged in the South Central Regional Jail. He’s facing charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny and kidnapping out of Logan County. Police say he was also facing a capias warrant out of Logan County and will eventually face charges of fleeing in Kanawha County.