WHITMAN, W.Va. — Following a report of a stolen hunting bow, a Mount Gay, W.Va. man was arrested and was also arraigned on an offense stemming from an arrest warrant from Feb. 2016.
Trooper First Class C.S. Maynard, with the West Virginia State Police (WVSP), reports he was dispatched the Whitman area by WVSP Communications concerning a burglary that had previously occurred.
The victim reportedly stated he believed his hunting bow had been stolen several weeks earlier and did not notice it was gone until they attempted to retrieve it.
Maynard noted the victim was able to track their property down at a local pawn shop.
The victim was also reportedly able to gather the bow had been pawned around the time of the robbery by a women accompanied by Tyler Cecil Hall, 22, of Mount Gay.
Maynard was able to locate Hall, and, during an interview, Hall reportedly confessed to stealing the bow and having someone who was unaware of its provenance pawn the item.
Hall was arrested and charged with a felony count burglary and, if he is found guilty, he could be forced to spend 15 years in a state correctional facility.
Hall was also arraigned on a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident stemming from a Feb. 2016 incident were he reportedly backed in to the vehicles at the gas station located on Airport Road in Chapmanville.
While driving a truck, Hall reportedly backed into car causing minor damage. Before leaving the scene, Hall allegedly struck another vehicle.
The complainant noted Hall exhibited glassy eyes and slurred his speech.
Trooper S.P. Bowling, with the WVSP, was able to track Hall down and reportedly obtained a handwritten statement confessing to striking both vehicles.
An arrest warrant for Hall was then issued in Logan County Magistrate Court.
If he is found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident, Hall could be forced to pay $100 in fines or spend 10 days in a state correctional facility.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 or by email at [email protected]