EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTHIRD ARREST MADE
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Third Suspect Arrested In Milton Flea Market Shooting
Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Darrah Wilcox, Bob Aaron
Reported: Mar. 16, 2012 8:04 AM EDT
Updated: Mar. 21, 2012 1:50 PM EDT
Milton , Cabell County , West Virginia
A third person wanted in connection with a shooting at the Milton Flea Market last week has been arrested.
Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas tells Eyewitness News that deputies arrested Brett Newman around 4:30 Wednesday morning in Huntington.
Newman allegedly shot and robbed Edward Perry outside of the Flea Market in the early morning of Friday, March 16th. Two other people, Tiffany Whittenburg and Romel Green were arrested shortly after the incident for their alleged role. Both Whittenburg and Green are charged with attempted murder, first degree robbery, and conspiracy.
Newman will be arraigned in Cabell County Magistrate Court Wednesday morning.
A Milton flea market vendor is recovering after being robbed and shot Friday morning.
Everything started when deputies say Brett Newman, Tiffany Whittenburg and Romel Green went to the Milton Flea Market, allegedly armed with two guns, and approached vendor Edward Perry, forcing him to the ground. Perry tried to run away.
Witness Kay Summers says she heard it happen. "I just heard five shots this morning, we thought it was the tin on the roof, but a guy back there got shot."
Police say Newman, the alleged trigger man, shot Perry three times. Witnesses tell deputies the trio fled in this red Pontiac Grand Prix
Sheriff Tom McComas says, "That was instrumental to the successful resolution to this point of the investigation." The car was quickly tracked down at the Huntington Tennis Club.
Deputies caught Whittenberg and Green. They were arraigned Friday afternoon for attempted murder, first degree robbery, and conspiracy. Their bonds were set at $750,000 cash only. We asked Whittenburg, if she knew what was going on when she drove the other to the flea market. She answered, "If I would have known, I wouldn't have gone." We asked if she had anything to say to the victim. She said,
"I'm sorry this
Deputies recovered two guns in a dumpster near where the car was abandoned. Newman fled the scene on foot and remains on the loose. McComas says, "We in the law enforcement community believe that he is a dangerous individual."
He says every police agency in the area are working together to track Newman down. He's believed to be in the Huntington area. If you see him, call 911.
Two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting at the Milton Flea Market Friday morning.
According to court documents, 20-year old Romel Lee Green of Huntington and 34-year old Tiffany Brook Whittenburg, also of Huntington, are both charged with armed robbery, conspiracy, and attempted murder.
A third suspect, who deputies say is the alleged shooter, remains on the run as of Friday afternoon. Court documents say Brett Newman allegedly shot the victim in the chest and the leg during an attempted robbery. We're told the victim is now in stable condition at a Huntington hospital.
Both Green and Whittenburg are being held in the Western Regional Jail on a $750,000 dollar cash only bond. The Cabell County Sheriff's deputies will hold a press conference Friday afternoon. Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for the latest in this developing story.
Cabell County deputies now have two people in custody, but are still searching for the man who they believe pulled the trigger in a shooting that has left one man in serious condition. It happened at the Milton Flea Market about 8am Friday.
Deputies tell us they located the suspect vehicle - a red Pontiac Grand Prix - at the Huntington Tennis Club near the Huntington Mall around 8:45am.
At that time they spotted a man and woman, both dressed in dark colored hooded sweatshirts, walking away from the vehicle. One headed toward the Walmart, the other to the Toys-R-Us. Deputies apprehended the two of them a few minutes later. They are being held for questioning at this time and could face possible charges.
Deputies also tell us that the shooting was the result of a robbery. The victim was shot multiple times and is in serious condition with life threatening injuries. They say the suspect is a white male approximately 5'7" with a thin build. He is dressed in black shorts and a blue long sleeve shirt with a white t-shirt underneath. If you have any information, call 911.
Deputies have located the suspect vehicle believed to be involved in an early morning shooting Friday, but the search continues for the person who allegedly pulled the trigger.
They found the red Pontiac Grand Prix behind the Huntington Tennis Club, near the Walmart shortly before 9am.
The shooting reportedly happened on the backside of the Milton Flea Market around 8 Friday morning. Deputies tell Eyewitness News that shooting appears to be the result of a possible robbery attempt gone wrong.
Witnesses tell us that they heard five shots and saw the victim -- who they say is a gold and silver coin dealer -- run to the front of the building where he collapsed.
Right now, deputies tell us they are looking for a white male approximately 5'7" with a thin build. They say he is dressed in black shorts and a blue long sleeve shirt with a white t-shirt underneath. If you have any information, call 911.
We have a crew on the scene and will bring you updates on wchstv.com.
Deputies have located the suspect vehicle in an early morning shooting Friday.
Dispatchers say deputies located the red Pontiac Grand Prix at the Walmart near the Huntington Mall around 8:45am. At this time, the two people believed to be inside that car have not been located, but officers are searching that area now.
Deputies also tell us that a semi automatic handgun was used in that shooting. Still no word on the condition of the victim at this time.
The search continues for the suspect who allegedly shot a man in the stomach near the Milton Flea Market on Friday morning.
Dispatchers tell us that deputies are looking for a red Pontiac Grand Prix and believe there are at least two people inside that vehicle.
If you see a '99 model red Pontiac Grand Prix with dark tinted windows, call 911.
One man is shot in the stomach, now the search is on to find the person who pulled the trigger.
Emergency dispatchers got the call around 8am Friday. We're told the man shot was near the Milton Flea Market.
Right now numerous law enforcement agencies are searching for a red Pontiac and believe the suspect may be on I-64 headed for Huntington.
If you see an older model of a red Pontiac Grand Prix with dark tinted windows, call 911.
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