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Man arrested, accused of robbing a 91-year-old woman at gunpoint

WVVA reports Brandon Cantley was arrested and will face charges in a home invasion in Raleigh County. (WVVA)

Authorities have arrested a West Virginia man accused of robbing a 91-year-old woman and her caregiver at gunpoint in Raleigh County.

WVVA reported Brandon Lee Cantley, 36, was arrested about 11 a.m. Wednesday at a residence in Eccles. Lt. Michael Baylous said he will be charged with kidnapping, strong armed robbery, two counts of assault and battery and two counts of wanton endangerment.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported the victims told authorities a man forced his way into the home Tuesday morning, was violent and demanded money.

State Police say Cantley found a small caliber pistol in the house and demanded money from the victims. Once the victims gave Cantley a small amount of cash, he locked them inside an elevator lift in the home.

According to a news release, Cantley stole additional items, including a 2001 Jeep Cherokee.

Cantley is wanted on several offenses, including kidnapping and strong armed robbery.

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