Detectives urge witnesses to come forward after Motel 8 robbery

Kanawha County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a reported robbery that happened Sunday night at the Motel 6 in Cross Lanes. 25-year old Jacquelyn A. Thomas of Cross Lanes told deputies that she was staying at the Motel 6 with her boyfriend, Bryant Adkins, and her baby. She opened the door to a knock and a man familiar to her said after a brief time that he “hated to do this in front of the baby," then pulled out a gun and demanded valuables. He also said if they called the police, he would return and “kill them”. The male reportedly got into a maroon colored Oldsmobile Alero, possibly driven by a woman, and fled. Anyone with information that may help in the investigation is encouraged to call Deputy Adams.