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Man, Woman Charged In Cross Lanes Robbery

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Reported: Dec. 13, 2013 1:36 PM EST

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Cross Lanes Robbery
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Cross Lanes , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Kanawha County deputies said a man and a woman were arrested in connection with the robbery and beating of a Cross Lanes man.

Chelsey Flavin, 23, of Ona and Christopher Estep, 26, of Huntington were charged with robbery that occurred about 6:30 p.m. Monday in a remote area off Old Goff Mountain Road, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy responded to Old Goff Mountain Road to investigate an attack and found the victim, John Miller, 33, of Cross Lanes, whose face was covered in blood and was bruised and swollen.

Miller told the officer that he knew Flavin and met her at a nearby shopping plaza and got into her vehicle. The release said Flavin drove the vehicle to a remote area of Old Goff Mountain Road and pulled over. She exited the car, opened the trunk and her boyfriend, Estep, got out and attacked Miller, the release said. During the attack, Miller said, his wallet and other items were stolen by the couple.

Miller was treated by paramedics and taken to the hospital. The deputy conducting the investigation said he obtained additional information that led him to the suspects and Flavin and Estep were arrested.

Flavin and Estep were being held Friday at the Western Regional Jail.



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