Men arrested for drugs in robbery probe

February 2, 2019
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Eugene Davis Ware

HUNTINGTON — Four men were arrested Thursday in the Highlawn neighborhood of Huntington as part of an ongoing robbery investigation being conducted by Huntington police.

Elijah Jorim Murphy, 20, Kani Quanzelleu Burnside, 19, Eugene Davis Ware, 18, and Aunthony Harris Jr., 21, were charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Bond for Burnside and Murphy was set at $100,000. Harris’ was set at $125,000.

All bonds are cash-only bonds.

Ware’s bond had not been set as of Friday morning.

According to Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial, the four were arrested as part of an ongoing robbery investigation.

Members of the Huntington Violent Crime Unit, Special Investigations Bureau and SWAT Team executed a search warrant for stolen firearms in the first block of Division Street at about 8 a.m. Thursday.

During the warrant search, investigators found marijuana, scales, packaging equipment, more than $1,000 in cash and two AK-47 style firearms.

All of those arrested are believed to have ties to Michigan but have Huntington addresses, Dial said. More arrests are expected.

In an unrelated case, Darrell Mason Clark, 23, of Huntington, was charged by Huntington Police with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, destruction of property and indecent exposure. His bond was $105,000 cash-only.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court, HPD’s Violent Crime Unit and Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in the 1900 block of Harvey Road, where Clark answered the door.

Inside the home, officers found a pound of marijuana, a large amount of cash, digital scales, a currency counter and firearm.

The charges alleging destruction of property and indecent exposure were warrants from 2015 in which Clark was accused of causing $400 worth of damage to a screen door. While being questioned by police outside of the home, Clark allegedly turned away from officers and began to urinate.

All defendants are housed at Western Regional Jail in Barboursville.

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