Caldwell charged in break in

LOGAN — A man arrested after he led authorities on a high speed chase July 21 has also been charged with breaking and entering.

On July 26, The Logan Banner reported James Caldwell, 42, of Lyburn, had been arrested following a a police chase that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour in the Three Mile Curve area of Logan County.

On July 6, Captain Dennis Brown, with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, received a dispatch from Logan County 911 to Fast Action Towing at Stollings regarding a breaking and entering complaint.

Upon arrival, Brown reports he was met by the owner of the business who advised him someone had broken into the business’s office and stolen several items. Brown further reports he was able to review surveillance footage showing a white male entering the business, removing items from inside and placing the items into his vehicle.

On July 15, a warrant for James Caldwell’s arrest based on Brown’s investigation was issued in Logan County Magistrate Court. In this case, James Caldwell is charged with a felony count of breaking and entering. If Caldwell is found guilty, he could be forced to spend between one and 10 years in state correctional facility.

• Kaleb Morgan Caldwell has also been arrested in connection to the theft and high speed chase where Kaleb Caldwell and James Caldwell reportedly stole tires from the Thornhill Factory Outlet at Fountain Place Mall.

Kaleb Caldwell was reportedly in the car with James Caldwell as he led authorities on a chase through Logan County that ended on Banmill Road at Rum Creek.

Kaleb Caldwell has been charged with a felony count of conspiracy to commit grand larceny. If Kaleb Caldwell if found guilty, he could be forced to spend between one and five years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $10,000 in fines. Bond was set to $5,000.

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By Owen Wells

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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]


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