Man sought in Detroit arrested in Huntington

September 7, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A man wanted by Detroit law enforcement officers was one of three people arrested in the 100 block of Sycamore Street in Huntington on Thursday evening following a tip from the Detroit Police Department.

According to Capt. Rocky Johnson of the Huntington Police Department, the Detroit Police Department called at approximately 4 p.m. with vehicle information and a possible address for Robert D. Clarke, 40, who has a sealed indictment for several charges in Detroit, including attempted murder.

Johnson said Clarke’s arrest is one example of the close relationship that has been built between Huntington and Detroit police.

“That’s the kind of working relationship that we’ve got from Detroit and departments from here to there,” Johnson said.

Johnson said surveillance was conducted on the residence and Clarke was taken into custody at approximately 8:30 p.m. without incident.

Clarke is charged in West Virginia with fugitive from justice and will be extradited back to Detroit for his multi-count felony sealed indictment.

Two other people were arrested at the time for unrelated charges.

Andrea M. Ross, 20, is charged with suspended license and fleeing from officers, both misdemeanors. Johnson said Ross fled from the scene as Clarke was being arrested.

Basil Boatright, 41, was in the residence and was arrested on a warrant out of Kanawha County for grand larceny.

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