MAN, W.Va. — Following a call to authorities from a concerned citizen about a break-in, two men from the Man area of Logan County were arrested and now face felony charges.
Deputy Nick Tucker, with the LCSD, reports he was dispatched to Greenville Road in Man for the complaint.
The witness reportedly informed Tucker their dog had been barking and, when they took the dog outside, the witness saw Scotty Glenn Vance, 48, of Kistler, and Rocky Lee Mullins, 50, of Davin, in the yard of a nearby home.
The witness further stated he asked the men if they were supposed to be on the property and they reportedly replied they were there to do some fishing.
After a short period of time, the witness reportedly saw Mullins handing Vance items over the home’s fence.
The criminal complaint filed by Tucker states the witness asked Vance and Mullins if they were supposed to be there to which Mullins replied, “Yes, why don’t you come out here and I’ll tell you.”
The witness went inside to call authorities, the suspects allegedly fled the scene in a pickup truck.
While Tucker and Cpl. Sheppard, with the LCSD, were investigating the scene, Mullins and Vance reportedly returned to the home.
During questioning, Vance and Mullins allegedly admitted to stealing several tools and various items from the home and hiding the goods along a dirt road in the woods near Greenville Road.
The criminal complaint adds, “The items that were recovered in the wooded area are as follows, one red and black three ton floor jack ($100), two Harley Davidson shocks ($150), one saber saw ($25), five fishing reels ($25), one nail punch tool ($15), two Harley motor heads ($250), a welder ($75), five AM/FM cassette radios ($20), one soft shell mining hat ($100), one tool box ($5) and several miscellaneous sockets and wrenches ($75).”
Vance and Mullins have each been charged with felony counts of burglary and grand larceny. If Vance and Mullins are found guilty, they could be forced to spend two to 20 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $2,500 in fines.
Bond for both Mullins and Vance was set to $5,000 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]