At about 8:50pm on Saturday, July 9, 2016, officers with the Saint Albans Police Department responded to the 200 block of MacCorkle Ave, Saint Albans, WV in reference to a fight call. Upon arrival, officers learned that two of the males involved in the altercation were attempting to detain a male who had just stolen money from an area restaurant. Near the beginning of the investigation, officers recognized the male as the potential suspect in which Saint Albans Police were searching for an incident that occurred at another establishment in the city earlier in the day. The male was identified as Michael Shawn Billups of Salt Rock, WV. Billups was transported to an area hospital from the scene due to injuries received prior to police arrival. After being released from the hospital, Billups was arrested and taken to South Central Regional Jail to await arraignment on charges stemming from both incidents.
The Saint Albans Police Department would like to thank the public for their help and attention to this matter.
All persons arrested are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Do you recognize this person? The Saint Albans Police Department needs help identifying suspect.
On Saturday, July 9, 2016, the Saint Albans Police Department responded to a call at a business within the Saint Albans Mall in which a white male had entered the establishment and asked the cashier for change for a dollar. The cashier opened the register to make the change and the male reached across the counter and grabbed money from inside the register and fled the business. The male got into a newer model white sedan, possibly a Hyundai Sonata with tinted windows and black rims. The vehicle was being driven by a female and fled the scene via the access road in front of Kroger. The possible license plate number for the suspect vehicle is NTG153.
If anyone recognizes the male or has any information contact the Saint Albans Police Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-348-8111. The Saint Albans Police Department can be contacted Monday-Friday 8am-6pm at 304-727-2251.