CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va — Following a recent investigation conducted by the Chapmanville Police Department (CPD), a Harts, W.Va. resident was arrested and charged with executing a daytime burglary at the Bledsoe Apartments.
On April 30, Patrolman Barry Mynes, with the CPD, reports he received a dispatch from Logan County 911 for a break-in at the Bledsoe Apartments.
The victim reportedly informed 911 operators the burglary had happened in a window around 20 minutes before the 911 and they suspected Brandon Arles Dalton, 27, of Harts, had perpetrated the burglary.
While speaking with the victim, Mynes reports they informed him they had left the dwelling for a short time to go to the store and neighbor had witnessed a man crawl through a window into the home.
The victim reportedly found the open window with blinds knocked out of place where the defendant allegedly made entry.
The victim alleged they found a phone left by Dalton in the apartment and noted $265 was missing from a wallet.
Mynes reports he was able to find two eye witnesses to the burglary who provided him with statements.
After being shown photos of Dalton, both witnesses allegedly confirmed it was Dalton who they witnessed crawling through the victim’s window.
A warrant for Dalton’s arrest was issued in Logan County Magistrate Court May 5.
Dalton has since been arrested and arraigned and is charged with a felony count of daytime burglary and a misdemeanor count of petit larceny.
If he is found guilty on both counts, Dalton could be forced to spend up to 11 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $2,500 in fines.
Bond was set to $2,500.
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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]