Jury finds man guilty of robbery, wanton endangerment

By Staff reports

A jury found a man guilty Friday of first-degree robbery and wanton endangerment over a shooting incident last summer at an apartment complex in South Charleston.

Tyquan Antonio Livermon, 21, of South Charleston, faces at least 15 years in prison when Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman sentences him July 7. The robbery charge carries a 10-year minimum jail sentence and the five counts of wanton endangerment he was convicted of each carry possible one-to-five year sentences.

Kanawha assistant prosecutor Adam Campbell said he plans to ask Kaufman to give Livermon the maximum sentence. Campbell commended the jury for its verdict after the trial, which began Monday.

“I think they sent a clear message, if you commit a crime and you try to shoot two police officers, you’re going to be held accountable,” Campbell said.

Livermon had faced charges of attempted murder of police officers. Jurors had the choice of finding him guilty on the attempted murder charges or wanton endangerment charges, Campbell said.

Court records indicate Livermon fired a 7.72 mm SKS rifle, similar to an AK-47, at police officers responding to reports of an armed robbery at the Southmoor Hills Apartments on Richland Drive on Aug. 9, 2013. No one was injured. Livermon allegedly fled from police, who searched for him for about 36 hours.

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