Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 13, 2012

Suspect in alleged beating surrenders to police in Princeton

PRINCETON — A man wanted in Mercer County has turned himself in after his family read police were searching for him in an article on the Bluefield Daily Telegraph website.

Derek Tabor, 22, of Montcalm turned himself in to the Princeton City Police around 2:15 p.m. today after family members saw he was wanted for first-degree robbery on the Daily Telegraph’s web site, according to Officer E.T. Pugh with the Princeton Police Department.

Pugh said family members saw that Tabor was wanted for first-degree robbery following an incident where a man in Princeton was beaten and had $50 stolen from his wallet around 1:45 p.m. Thursday outside of a car wash on Fourth Street. According to Pugh, Tabor turned over to the custody of the Princeton City Police on his family’s urging.

 Pugh said the Mercer County Sheriffs Office has an outstanding warrant for unlawful assault from a separate incident and Tabor is presently out on bond from drug charges brought against him by the West Virginia State Police.

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