UPDATE: Fugitive Caught in Greenbrier County

Local - 9/20/2012 5:14 PM by Lauren Haviland
UPDATE (9/20):

Richard Henry Ames, III, was captured by police Thursday afternoon in Greenbrier County. Ames was originally wanted in Roanoke, Virginia after he robbed a bank earlier this week.

Police went to arrest him Wednesday at a home in the Marfrance area when he fled on foot. Police ended their search Wednesday night in the Rupert area around midnight, then started back at it again Thursday morning.  Police from Greenbrier and Raleigh County Sheriff's, State Police, Lewisburg and Rainelle and  US Marshals as well as the Fugitive Task Force were on the hunt for Ames. 

Just after noon, Thursday, police got a call that a loader operator at Greenbrier Smokes Coal Mine, in Browns Creek, spotted Ames walking.  Within the next hour police had the fugitive in handcuffs. But they say they went in more cautious than usual due to recent incident's that took two of their brother's lives.

"Obviously we had out riffles out. We were ready we understood, he was indicated, to be armed and dangerous. He was wanted for I believe bank robbery out of Roanoke, Virginia, so obviously with the circumstances that happened recently we are even more cautious, but this would have put us on high alert, obviously," said Sgt. W. A. Pendleton

Police say Ames went into custody without incident.

Ames will be in Southern Regional Jail until he is extradited back to Virginia on his robbery charges as well as a probation violation.

ORIGINAL (9/19):
Police in Greenbrier County are on a manhunt for a fugitive on the run. Investigators say the fugitive is wanted on robbery charges in Virginia. 

When US Marshals went to apprehend him Wednesday, from a home in Marfrance, he fled on foot.  US Marshal's called out State Police, Rainelle and Lewisburg Police and the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department. 

Police had roads blocked off and a loose perimeter set up hunting for the wanted fugitive.  Just after 7 o'clock police got word of a new location that he could be at, giving some relief to homeowners in the area.

The fugitive it described as a light skinned black man, approximately 6'3", slender, with a lot of tattoos.

Several agencies are helping in the search for this man.  Because it is a remote location a mobile unit is being used in order to improve communication between agencies.

If you have any information call 911 immediately.


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