RONCEVERTE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Greenbrier County man faces charges stemming from the misappropriation of ammunition belonging to the City of Ronceverte.
According to Ronceverte Chief of Police Jerry Hopkins, City of Ronceverte Mayor Deena Pack reached out at 11:00am on the morning of Tuesday, May 31, 2022 regarding the presence of three large, green boxes of ammo belonging to the city on the street in front of the residence of Melvin Honaker.
The ammo had been at the old Ronceverte Elementary School, located at 200 Academy Street, and were considered property of the city.
Hopkins noted the presence of the three large boxes, as well as Honaker himself, upon arrival at Mr. Honaker’s Greenbrier Ave. residence.
When asked where the boxes had come from, Honaker stated he had taken them from the school, as he believed the building was to be demolished and “hated to see them go to waste.”
City Hall crews were then notified by Hopkins to come retrieve the boxes – said to be valued at $100 each – along with a cabinet which Honaker also admitted to taking – valued at $50.
Honaker has a history with trespassing on the property, having been told repeatedly by the city to stay away from the property and to stop stealing items.
Honaker faces charges of trespassing, unlawful entry, and petit larceny.
More information on Ronceverte laws and ordinances can be found at the City of Ronceverte website here.