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Three arrested in attempted armed robbery in Augusta County

Three men were arrested and charged in an attempted armed robbery in Augusta County reported on Wednesday afternoon.

Dale Raymond Gangaware III, 51, of Staunton, and Joseph Allen Henderson, 39, and Archie Deshawn Hardy, 23, both of Augusta County, stand accused in connection with the incident, which unfolded as sheriff’s deputies responded to an unknown situation involving a weapon at a residence in the 200 block of New Hope and Crimora Road.

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The initial 911 call resulted in the response of numerous deputies, and once on scene, several individuals, who were attempting to drive away from the scene, were detained in the driveway of the residence.

Investigation revealed that a 26-year-old male who was residing at the location in a camper was reporting that he was the victim of an attempted armed robbery. The victim reported that several suspects were banging on the door to his camper, demanding money, and that a firearm was displayed.

During the course of the incident, a baseball bat was utilized by one of the suspects to break a window out on the camper. The male victim was not injured during the incident.

Deputies subsequently arrested the individuals, who were detained, when law enforcement first arrived. A weapon was not recovered.

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