CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Following an alleged armed robbery of a home in the Rocky Branch area of Logan County, one man was arrested on a list of charges.
Trooper S.P. Bowling, with the West Virginia State Police, notes his investigation into the incident revealed Glen Austin Smith, 20, of Pecks Mill, W.Va., and two other coconspirators drove to a home in Rocky Branch.
Once at the home, Smith and the coconspirators allegedly break a sliding glass door to gain entry into a home.
Smith and the coconspirators allegedly held the home’s inhabitants at gun point in an attempt to rob them of money and drugs.
Bowling adds he was able mirandize Smith and record an interview where Smith allegedly confessed to the crimes.
Smith was arrested November 28 and charged with felony counts of armed robbery, burglary and conspiracy.
If he is found guilty on all charges, Smith could be forced to spend between 12 – 25 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $10,000 in fines.
Bail was set to $100,000 in Logan County Magistrate Court.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]