FBI raids Buckhannon city councilman’s home

Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 11:19 AM EDT
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BUCKHANNON, W.Va (WDTV) - The FBI raided the home of a Buckhannon City Councilman Friday morning.

The home, located at 10 Meade St., belongs to Councilman David McCauley, Buckhannon City Attorney Tom O’Neill confirmed to 5 News.

David McCauley
David McCauley(City of Buckhannon)

FBI agents could be seen going in and out of the home for several hours.

Upshur County deputies and Pittsburgh police were also present, but it remains unclear why they were there.

5 News reached out to the FBI, who responded only to say they could confirm agents were at the scene. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said the same thing.

5 News also reached out to Buckhannon City Attorney and Mayor, who both declined to comment at this point in the investigation.

McCauley previously served as the City Attorney, a member of the Buckhannon Planning Commission, and as mayor.

His current term as a city councilman runs through 2026.

McCauley is also a lecturer at West Virginia Wesleyan College. A college spokesman said WVWC is aware of the investigation but would not comment further.

The City of Buckhannon sent the following statement to 5 News:

The City of Buckhannon has been made aware of an investigation involving a member of City Council. The City will continue to closely follow this case, and will act appropriately as facts emerge, but the City has no further comment at this time.

Spokesperson from the City of Buckhannon

This is a developing story, stick with 5 News for updates.