CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - An investigation into a stolen property ring in West Virginia has resulted in charges against 14 people.
The Kanawha County sheriff's office announced the arrests in a Monday news release. State police, sheriff's offices in Putnam and Jackson counties, and a U.S. marshal service task force assisted in the warrant sweep.
The statement says two of the suspects were already jailed on other charges, and Sheriff Mike Rutherford says additional arrests are anticipated.
Rutherford says all-terrain vehicles, a recreational vehicle and tools were among $250,000 in items recovered. He says authorities are working to get the stolen property back to its owners.
The statement says anonymous tips and neighborhood watch groups assisted authorities in the investigation. Among the 72 counts are burglary, breaking and entering, and receiving stolen property.
Police released the names of the following suspects facing felony charges to our sister station WSAZ:
-Ervin “Tubby” Page, 50, of Charleston. Two felony counts of transferring/receiving stolen property, one count of burglary, and one count of receiving/transferring a stolen vehicle.
-Jimmy “Jim Bob” Dean Holcomb, 37, of Kenna. Three counts of breaking and entering, one count of burglary, two counts of grand larceny, one count of assault during commission of a felony, one count conspire to commit a felony, and one count of petit larceny.
-Roy Arles Phillips, 21, of Sissonville. One count receiving/transferring a stolen vehicle.
-Adam Wayne Moore, 29, of Charleston. One count of felony transferring/receiving stolen property.
-Samuel Dylen Harvey, 23, of Charleston. Five counts of breaking and entering, four counts of grand larceny, two counts of conspire to commit felony, one count of destruction of property, one count of burglary and two counts of petit larceny.
-Bobby Joe Davis; one count of breaking and entering and one count of grand larceny.
-Timothy S. Jett, 39, of Pigeon, West Virginia. Bench warrant for grand larceny.
Two more people already were in jail on other charges and face the following charges in connection with the property theft:
-Kendrick David Summers, 29, of Charleston. Two counts of burglary, six counts of breaking and entering, four counts of grand larceny, one count of third-degree arson, one count of transferring or receiving a stolen vehicle, one count of felony transferring or receiving stolen property, three counts conspire to commit felony and one count petit larceny.
-Zackory Tyler Spradling, 19, of Charleston. Five counts of breaking and entering, two counts of burglary, three counts of grand larceny, three counts of petit larceny, two counts conspire to commit felony, and one count misdemeanor destruction of property.
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