The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 3, 2013

Teens charged with aggravated robbery

By Sarah Plummer
Register-Herald Reporter

Two Beckley teenagers have been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery in connection with a Feb. 21 incident.

Chief of Detectives Gant Montgomery said Shaquille Hannah, 19, and a male juvenile, both of Beckley, approached two victims on South Fayette Street on Feb. 21.

The suspects brandished a gun, told the victims to get down on the ground, and attempted to rob them, police said. When the suspects did not get any money, they assaulted the victims, according to police.

Montgomery said Hannah is being held in Southern Regional Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

The juvenile has pleded guilty to a conspiracy charge and is being held at the Sam Perdue Juvenile Center in Princeton. The juvenile was already on probation and had been suspended from school at the time of the robbery, Montgomery said.