Second man wanted in connection with March robbery in Danville turns himself in to police

Southside Virginia News

(Photo: Courtesy Danville Police Department)

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The second man wanted in connection with an early morning robbery in Danville on March 14 is now in jail while the other man is still hospitalized after he — along with a law enforcement officer — ended up shot in Ohio last week.

The department says the robbery happened in the 3500 block of West Main Street on March 14. The victim reportedly told police he was at a hotel room and having some drinks with two men he did not know.

Then, one of the men pulled out a handgun, struck the victim in the head, and demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim handed over his wallet and the two men stole some of his belongings and left.

According to the department, investigators obtained warrants on 33-year-old Aaron Thomas for robbery, felony assault, possession of firearm by a felon, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with the March 14 robbery.

In addition, police say investigators charged 28-year-old Antonio Stanfield with robbery.  

Danville police officers assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Capital Area Fugitive Task Force believed Thomas fled to Ohio and contacted members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOFTF) for help apprehending Thomas, officials say.

According to authorities, both Thomas and a law enforcement officer were injured in an exchange of gunfire in Canton, Ohio the evening of March 24.  

As of Thursday, April 1, the department says Thomas is still in critical condition at an Ohio hospital.

Then, on Friday, April 2, Stanfield reportedly turned himself in to the police, who served the outstanding robbery warrant. Stanfield is reportedly being held in the Danville City Jail without bond. 

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