Man arrested after allegedly breaking into business

Eric Rowan was arrested and charged with breaking and entering and burglary.
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UPSHUR COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV)-- A man was arrested after he allegedly broke into a business Sunday morning.

According to the criminal complaint, deputies arrived to 2nd Amendment Supplies in Buckhannon after receiving a service call of a commercial burglar alarm.

According to deputies, they found a cut phone line and two holes in the plywood on the south side of the business. They also noticed that someone entered the business through the small hole midway down the south wall of the building.

Deputies say that they began taking photographs and found a firearm lying on top of a bucket of used brass.

According to the criminal complaint, the owners came to the store and reviewed video footage with the deputies. They saw a slender man in a camouflage jacket wearing wielding gloves with an AR-15 rifle walk around the front side of the building.

Deputies say that the man quickly ducked out of view of the camera when the motion sensor light came on in the video footage. The video footage also showed the man inside the building.

According to the criminal complaint, the owners said that the bucket with the firearm had once been removed by the man.

According to deputies, the Buckhannon Police Department called them later that morning about Eric Rowan coming to the department reporting a stolen gun that matched the description of the gun found in the store. Rowan also reported that his AR-15 was stolen.

Deputies say that troopers told them that they were behind Rowan's car as he left Cooks Food Mart.

According to deputies, they asked troopers to pull Rowan over.

According to the criminal complaint, Rowan admitted to breaking into the business due to owing someone money. Rowan also admitted that the firearm left in the store was his.

Rowan has been charged with breaking and entering and burglary and is currently being held at Tygart Valley Regional Jail.