LOGAN — A Mount Gay resident who was wanted in Mercer County W.Va. for an alleged armed robbery found himself in handcuffs in Logan County just seven or eight hours after the alleged robbery took place. According to a criminal complaint filed December 7, Trooper Z.S. Holden along with Trooper S.P. Bowling responded to assist the Logan County Sheriff’s Office who had located a “be on the look out” (BOLO) vehicle in the Sarah Ann area of Logan County. The vehicle was suspected to be used in a army robbery in Mercer County earlier that day.
Upon the officer’s arrival, Michael Anthony Campbell, 34 of Mount Gay, was inside a suspected abandoned residence. Holden placed Campbell in handcuffs to detain him for the Logan County Sheriff’s officer. Holden left the room where Campbell was located and was then informed that Campbell had escaped. A short time after escaping, Campbell was located at a neighbors residence where Holden placed the him into custody. Campbell reportedly confessed to escaping from law enforcement.
Campbell was charged with escape or attempted escape and was placed in the Southern West Virginia Regional Jail in Holden on December 6 and given a bail amount of $25,000.
In other Magistrate Court news, Namo Spry caught Andrew William Spry, 21 of Chapmanville W.Va. crawling through his living room while Namo Spry was standing on his front porch. Upon entering his home, he located Andrew Spry hiding in a closet. On November 23, Trooper M.J. Miller made contact with Andrew Spry and asked him about the incident. According to the criminal complaint, Andrew Spry reportedly advised Miller that he entered the residence to steal money from the victim but was caught before he obtained any money.
Namo Spry advised the officer that Andrew had stolen thousands worth of US Currency from him in the past. Andrew Spry allegedly stole $800 to $1,000 in February of 2015, $3,000 to $4,000 in April of 2015 and $3,000 during July of 2015. Holden allegedly received a confession from Andrew Spry that he had stolen money in the past.
Andrew Spry was charged on November 23 with four counts of burglary. His bond was set at $15,000.
Madalin Sammons is a reporter for the Logan Banner. Madalin can be reached at [email protected]