FAIRMONT, W.Va. (KDKA) — A man wanted on charges of attempted homicide in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and murder in West Virginia is now in police custody.

Police in both states spent hours searching for 37-year-old Brian Lyons II, who they said was “considered armed and dangerous” while on the run.

He was arrested between midnight and 1 a.m. at the Budget Inn along Finley Road in Belle Vernon.

Courtesy of Greene County Regional Police Department

The Greene County Regional Police Department says Lyons was wanted by multiple agencies, including the City of Monongahela Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police in Uniontown, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in West Virginia and the U.S. Marshals.

“We’re very happy to get him off the street. We hope everyone in the area is more calm now that he’s in custody and not be a danger to the public,” said Monongahela Police Chief Kevin Harris.

Lyons held his head down and didn’t say a word as he was being walked out of the Monongahela Police Department Tuesday morning.

Police were searching for Lyons after they said he stabbed a man several times on Dolly Lane in Union Township last Monday. He took off in a car before police got to the scene

Police said Lyons was currently on parole.

Monongahela Police say the incident didn’t stop him from committing other alleged crimes.

According to investigators, Lyons committed a robbery in Uniontown, then shot two people in Marion County, West Virginia, killing one of them and critically wounded a second person on Sunday. After the shooting, police said Lyons stole the truck from the shooting victim who died. The truck was later found in Somerset Township.

Police said Lyons stole two other cars throughout the week.

The Monongahela police chief says another woman may be facing charges as well.

“There is a woman that was involved as well. Potentially a girlfriend of his he was working with to stay under the radar and try to remain out of our custody,” said Harris.


Lyons faces multiple charges including attempted homicide and homicide.