CROSS LANES, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A man faces Grand Larceny charges following the theft of a vehicle in the Cross Lanes area.
According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, the theft of a vehicle from a Pring Drive residence was under investigation by Corporal Dolin.
During the investigation, Corporal Dolin received information suggesting that Robert Lee Butterworth – the defendant and suspect in this matter – had stolen a Nissan Rogue valued at $22,000 from the Pring Drive residence in Cross Lanes.
The victim of the theft informed Corporal Dolin of a tracking device that had been installed in the vehicle which, at the time, showed the vehicle’s whereabouts to be a residence at the 1000 block of Grant Street in Charleston, WV.
Officers with the Charleston Police Department accompanied Corporal Dolin to the residence in question where the vehicle involved in the investigation could clearly be seen parked out front.
Officers knocked on the door of the residence, prompting Butterworth to exit. Butterworth was brought in for questioning with Corporal Dolin. During the interview, Butterworth admitted to having been in possession of the stolen vehicle and to having driven it to the residence where it was found.
Butterworth was placed under arrest for Felony Grand Larceny and a criminal complaint was filed with the Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
Later, Corporal Dolin would be informed by members of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office Home Confinement Division that Butterworth was also required to be on home confinement beginning Monday, January 6, 2023 but had absconded only two days later on January 8, 2023.
A capias for absconding was issued by a Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge, and Butterworth is currently being held at South Central Regional Jail on multiple charges with no bond.
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