Police: Man arrested after robbing people at gunpoint

Courtland Gayles
Courtland Gayles(Wise County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 7:20 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 20, 2021 at 8:41 PM EDT
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WISE COUNTY, VA (WYMT) - Monday, the Wise County dispatch received a call about suspicious activity on Guest River Road in Norton, Virginia.

The caller says people were screaming and making reference to guns being used and threats.

Police and the drug task force agents responded as police say people were robbed at gunpoint by 31-year-old Courtland Raymond Gayles.

Deputies obtained an arrest warrant for armed robbery on Gayles. Police showed up at the home of Gayles and he refused to surrender.

After several hours, Gayles complied and surrendered.

He was arrested and taken to the Duffield Regional Jail and charged with armed robbery.

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