A Malden man is in custody after he attempted to steal beer from a convenience store, brandished a weapon and had a standoff with police.
Bilal M. Lyles, 20, entered the Fas Chek in Malden just after noon on Tuesday when he tried to steal beer and was confronted by store employees, said Captain Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.
Lyles fled from the store and a pistol fell from his pants as he ran, Crosier said. Witnesses said he retrieved the pistol and then brandished it at them. When police arrived on the scene, he ignored multiple orders to show his hands and kept them in his pockets.
He then turned and ran two blocks to his home where deputies surrounded the house and called in the SWAT team. After several minutes he surrendered and was arrested without further incident.
Inside the house, deputies located a pistol loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition.
Lyles was transported to South Central Regional Jail where he was awaiting arraignment this morning. He faces charges of shoplifting, carrying a concealed weapon, obstructing an officer and fleeing. Lyles was recently arrested for a similar incident at Gabriel Brothers in Kanawha City.