Kanawha police still looking for man after video lottery parlor robbery

DUNBAR, W.Va. — Kanawha County deputies are looking for a man who is considered as a person of interest in a Sunday morning video lottery parlor robbery and carjacking.

Deputies and other law enforcement spent most of Sunday looking for Timothy Lee Walding, Jr., 40, of St. Albans.

The robbery was originally reported at about 2 a.m. Sunday at a Hot Spot on West Washington Street near Dunbar. Deputies arrived on the scene and saw a man near a car in the parking lot. He got in the car and the driver took off. A chase followed that went through Cross Lanes, Nitro and back to Dunbar where spike strips flattened the cars tires. The man took off and police arrested the driver identified as Amanda Taylor, 43, of St. Albans.

Amanda Taylor

Walding was spotted in the Sissonville area at about 7 a.m. He fled in a vehicle that later crashed. Walding ran from the scene. Deputies said he was armed.

A helicopter was used in Sunday’s search but Walding was not found. He’s currently charged with fleeing from an officer. He’s a person of interest in the robbery and a car jacking that happened in Dunbar and the original pursuit.

Taylor is charged with four counts of armed robbery, accessory before the fact and fleeing. She’s in the South Central Regional Jail on $100,000 bail.

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