Aaron Urban Wiki – Bio
Aaron Urban,38, a man accused of assaulting gas station attendants at gunpoint and leading police on a chase with a minor inside his vehicle was arrested Tuesday night in Charleston.
According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, the armed robbery occurred at the 7-11 located on Spencer Road in Clendenin on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at around 10:45 p.m. Urban of Clendenin, is accused of holding up the store with what was believed to be a 12-gauge shotgun and taking money from the cash register, deputies say. After the robbery, officers say Urban left the gas station in a dark-colored pickup truck.
Aaron Urban is 38 years old.
Aaron Urban accused of armed robbery arrested after police chase
A police pursuit began after officers responding to the scene of the robbery spotted the van on Elk River Road toward Charleston. Rather than stop when officers initiated a traffic stop, Urban continued traveling south before entering I-79 at Mink Shoals. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies spiked tires on Westmoreland Road and once again at the I-77/I-64 fork. The spikes deflated three of the truck’s tires, forcing Urban off the interstate at Washington Street W., where he encountered heavy traffic congestion due to an event at the Charleston Coliseum. Agents say that one time on Pennsylvania Avenue Urban he struck several vehicles before finally stopping on Kanawha Boulevard and turning himself into agents. According to agents, Urban had a minor passenger inside the vehicle during the robbery and police pursuit. The boy was not injured and was released to the family, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office reports. Money and a firearm were recovered from Urban’s truck.
According to the sheriff’s office, Urban is facing first-degree robbery and fleeing with reckless disregard for the safety of others. Urban is currently being held at the South Central Regional Jail awaiting arraignment in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. If convicted, Urban could face a sentence of not less than 10 years on the first-degree robbery charge and a sentence of up to five years for fleeing with reckless indifference. He also faces fines of up to $2,000. Additional charges could follow at a later date. 7-11 was temporarily closed during the investigation but is now open to the public again. No employees were injured in the robbery.
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