GILBERT, W.Va. – A Gilbert man was arrested Friday, June 10 on a variety of charges including two counts of daytime burglary, two counts of grand larceny, obtaining money under false pretenses, and transferring stolen goods.
Josh Bailey, 34 from Gilbert, was arrested by Lt. N. Glandon of the Gilbert Police Department (GPD) in conjunction with Deputies K. Ball and M. Lendearo II and Cpl. J. Endicott with the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department.
A criminal complaint states that on or about June 4, Bailey entered a residence located at Spratsville without permission and took a number of firearms from said residence. The firearms taken from the residence by Bailey included: a Walters PPK Stainless. 380 valued at $700, a Ruger 9MM valued at $300, a Windam AR-15 valued at $2,000, 7 Smith and Wesson 9MM valued at $550 each, a Kimber .45 valued at $1400, and a Sig Sauer .45 valued at $1400.
Bailey allegedly took the guns to the bank of the Guyandotte River and hid them. The complaint states that Bailey returned to the residence a short time later and took a generator he had noticed the first time he had entered the home. Bailey then took the generator to the same river bank location as the guns.
According to the criminal complaint, throughout the following several days, Bailey sold the items taken from the residence and used the cash to purchase oxymorphine and oxycodone. The criminal complaint also states that Bailey prepared a bill of sale for one of the items that was sold.
Bailey was transported to the Southwestern Regional Jail located at Holden. On June 10, Bailey was arraigned before Magistrate Barry Marcum. If convicted of daytime burglary, Bailey could face one to ten years confinement in a penitentiary. If convicted of the grand larceny charge, Bailey could face one to ten years jail confinement and could be fined up to $2500.
Information in this article was obtained by use of criminal complaints which are public record. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation and those named should be considered innocent until proven guilty.