By Jessica Farrish
Beckley Police Department officers reportedly arrested a Beckley man for an armed robbery at a local home early Tuesday.
Lt. Dave Farley said Eric Day, 42, entered a home on E Street around 1 a.m, brandished a knife and demanded that the victim give him money.
The victim did not give Day money, Farley said, but Day took a bag containing the victim’s wallet, checkbook and other items.
Day ran from the residence, and police tracked him down on Rhodes Street, a few streets away from the home that had been robbed, said Farley.
Police said they discovered the stolen items in Day’s possession and returned them to the victim.
Day was charged with first-degree robbery, burglary and possession of a controlled substance.
He was taken to Southern Regional Jail on Tuesday to await arraignment.