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Robbery suspect arrested after standoff in Wise County

Wise County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Courtland Gayles early Tuesday morning following a...
Wise County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Courtland Gayles early Tuesday morning following a standoff at his home. He is being held in the Duffield Regional Jail(Wise County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Apr. 21, 2021 at 2:04 AM EDT
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WISE COUNTY, Va. (WYMT) - One Southwest Virginia man is facing charges following a robbery police stay turned into a standoff.

It happened Monday night just before 11 on Guest River Road in Norton.

Deputies from the Wise County Sheriff’s Office say a man stated he had been robbed at gunpoint by Courtland Gayles, 31, of Norton. Based on their investigation, police ended up getting warrants to arrest Gayles and search his home.

When deputies arrived at his home, they say Gayles refused to come out at first. The Special Response Team was called out and after several hours, the suspect decided to surrender.

He is charged with armed robbery and is being held in the Duffield Regional Jail.

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