A resident of Big Creek, W.Va., was arrested July 12 after law enforcement reportedly received evidence linking him to a robbery in the Big Stone Branch area of Chapmanville.
On Sunday July 12, Trooper T.J. Hannon, Trooper First Class C.S. Maynard and Trooper M.J. Miller, with the West Virginia State Police, were dispatched to the head of Stone Branch for a breaking and entering complaint.
Upon arrival, Hannon, Maynard and Miller were able review video surveillance footage collected by the victim that reportedly showed James Vickers, 47, of Big Creek, collecting and removing the victim’s property from a storage shed and taking it to his alleged accomplice, Andrea Hager who placed it in a white pickup truck.
The victim is reported to have informed Hannon, Maynard and Miller the stolen property was around $500.
Hannon, Maynard and Miller were able to locate Vickers who reportedly had the victim’s stolen property in his possession. It was also determined that Vickers’ driver’s license had been revoked for driving under the influence (DUI) since March 2005, and a review of Vickers’ criminal history showed he had been convicted of driving with a DUI revoked license in 2007 and 2011. Vickers was seen on the video surveillance driving to and from the residence in at Stone Branch.
Vickers is charged with the felony counts of breaking and entering and third-offense driving with a license revoked for DUI. If Vickers is found guilty on both counts, he could be forced spend between two and 10 years in state correctional facility and pay up to $3,000 in fines. Bond was set to $1,000. On July 13, Vickers was able to post bond and is free pending trial.
Hager was found to have an active warrant for her arrest for a forgery charge. Hager is charged with the felony counts of forgery and being an accessory to breaking and entering after the fact. If Hager is found guilty on both counts, she could be forced to spend between two and 20 years in state correctional facility and pay up to $500 in fines.
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