Oct. 16, 2007
 
TRUE CRIME
Men Arrested After Attempted Robbery at ATM
 
By Tony Rutherford
Huntington News Network Writer
 
Huntington, WV (HNN) – Two men have been arrested for a failed attempt to rob an ATM customer early Sunday, at 1004 Fourth Avenue, One of those arrested also faces three counts of battery for participation in a fight near the Marshall stadium following the failed robbery attempt.
 
Sometime between 3 a.m. and 3:15 a.m., a customer reported that a man asked him for money from the ATM. When the victim responded, “No,” the suspect punched the man in the face. Then the victim grabbed the suspect in an attempt to keep him away from the money machine. The subject struck the victim two additional times during the fight before fleeing in a white vehicle.
 
While HPD took the attempted robbery report, 911 dispatch advised them of a fight near Fat Patty’s, in the 1900 block of Third Avenue. After officers brought the ATM victim to the scene of the fight, Jordan Delegal, 19, of Carol City, Florida, and Christopher Roach, 20, of Huntington, were arrested on second degree attempted armed robbery charges at about 3:50 a.m.
 
Delegal also faces three counts of battery stemming from allegedly punching individuals in the face during the altercation on Third Avenue.
 
Woman Dragged by Car
 
A 21 year old woman leaning into a Buick speaking with a passenger declined to get inside at about 5:30 a.m. Oct. 12. A man inside the car, described as being in his 20s, grabbed her hands as the driver then sped south on Fifth Street dragging the victim about fifty to one hundred feet before she broke free. The vehicle left the scene, but the victim had to be treated at St. Mary’s hospital for scrapes and swelling.
 
Picture Box Ignited
 
A woman living in the 1000 block of 9th Avenue reported that her daughter set a box of pictures on fire at the front door at about 4:20 p.m. Oct. 12. According to the police report, the suspect went to Chevron, put gasoline in a small "cleaver bottle" and poured it over the box of pictures. Huntington Fire Marshal Ellis believes the suspect intended to ignite only the pictures, not the residence.
 
Grade School Girl Allegedly Sexually Assaulted
 
A grade school age girl reported that her mother’s boyfriend has touched her private parts on several occasions. The reported incident occurred when the child completed a shower in her mother’s room. The victim was to be examined at the hospital.
 
Fight at Pike House; Seven Tires Damaged, Too
 
On Oct. 13, between 4:30-5:00 a.m., a 19-year-old student reported he and friends were involved in an altercation at the PKE Fraternity House, 1411 Fifth Avenue. The victim claimed an unknown male struck him on the head with a pipe. Following the altercation, between 4:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. seven separate vehicles sustained a variety of damage at or near 1411 Fifth Avenue. Most of the damage resulted from slashed tires.
 
Brew Flows at Convenience Store
 
A man entered the 7/11 Convenience Store, 1901 Fifth Avenue, at about 10:45 p.m. Oct. 12 and walked to the rear of the retail establishment where he appeared to purposefully drop a 12 pack of Miller beer bottles. When the clerk asked him what happened, he began cursing and threatening her. As he walked forward, he tossed another 12 pack of beer at the counter breaking several bottles. As the clerk began dialing 911 for help, the man left the store, but not before punching out a large glass window on the north side of the establishment.
 
Cars Broken Into on Madison and Jefferson Avenue
 
An unknown suspect(s) forced entry into at least three cars in the 1000 block of Madison Avenue and 1300 block of Jefferson Avenue between 10 p.m. Oct. 13 and about 10 a.m. Oct. 14. Various items were removed from the vehicles, such as a radio, CD player and CDs.

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