LOGAN, W.Va. — A Amherstdale man has been charged with breaking and entering a business on Stratton Street in Logan.
According to criminal complaint filed by Logan Patrolman J.D. Adkins, between the dates of December 16 and January 31, Eugene D. Hatfield, 41, reportedly cut through a fence and damaged four different doors attempting to enter the Queen Boutique. Once inside the building, Hatfield allegedly took clothing items, jewelry, shoes, belts and duffle bags. Total amount of merchandise stolen was reported to be $45,000. He is also accused of doing $2,200 in property damage.
On January 19, in a complaint filed by West Virginia State Trooper S.M. Thompson, Hatfield allegedly sold the stolen property to an individual in the Man area.
Hatfield was charged with breaking and entering, grand larceny, destruction of property and receiving/transferring stolen property. His bond was set at $15,000.
In another case, Hatfield, along with Edison Mullins, 28, of Lorado, is accused of grand larceny and conspiracy.
According to the complaint filed by West Virginia State Trooper R.E. Stowers, on January 30, a victim advised Stowers that he had noticed his trailer was missing from his property located in the community of Chapmanville. The victim said the value of the trailer exceeded $1,000. During the investigation, Stowers was able to develop Hatfield as a suspect. During the investigation, Stowers spoke with Mullins, who allegedly provided Stowers with a statement stating that he along with four other individuals had been involved in taking the trailer from the victim’s property. Stowers was able recover the victim’s trailer.
Both men’s bond was set at $10,000. Hatfield is currently incarcerated in Southwestern Regional Jail.
Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Martha Sparks is a news reporter and can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks.