Brothers charged for stealing tractor in Mon County

Gary Courtwright and Thomas Courtwright
Gary Courtwright and Thomas Courtwright(WV Corrections)
Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 3:52 PM EDT
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - Two brothers from Pennsylvania have been charged after officers said they stole a tractor and fired a gun in Monongalia County.

Monongalia County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported armed robbery in the Daybrook area of Mon County Monday morning around 9:30, according to a release from the MCSO.

A man said two brothers, 44-year-old Gary Courtwright, of Greensboro, Pennsylvania, and 37-year-old Thomas Courtwright, of Spraggs, Pennsylvania, were at his property “demanding a tractor that was parked there,” according to a criminal complaint.

When the man confronted the brothers, officers said Thomas “brandished a .22 caliber revolver and fired one round at the owner” before fleeing on the tractor.

Responding deputies were able to locate a vehicle and the stolen tractor in the area of Crossroads Rd., the release says.

Court documents say Thomas told police he “brought the gun with them in an attempt to scare the residents” at the home. Deputies found a .22 revolver and a loaded shotgun in the vehicle.

Gary Courtwright has been charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy. He is being held at North Central Regional Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Thomas Courtwright has been charged with first-degree robbery, conspiracy and wanton endangerment. He is being held at North Central Regional Jail on a $100,000 bond.