FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Anthony Ciliberti, Jr., Prosecuting Attorney, announces that on April 22, 2021, Anthony S. Lively, age 26 of Lizemores, WV was sentenced by Judge Paul M. Blake, Jr. to one to three years in prison for the felony offense of Attempt to Commit Burglary, one to ten years in prison for the felony offense of Grand Larceny, and one to five years in prison for the felony offense of Fleeing with Reckless Indifference and fined five hundred dollars ($500.00) for the misdemeanor offense of Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle.
In July 2019, Mr. Lively stole property from an outbuilding at a residence in Gauley Bridge, including fishing poles and other fishing equipment valued at over one thousand dollars.
In March 2020, Mr. Lively stole a 2004 GMC Sierra truck valued at over one thousand dollars from a residence in Gauley Bridge, WV.
In May 2020, Mr. Lively stole a 2017 Jeep Cherokee in Kanawha County, which was recovered in Gauley Bridge, WV. Mr. Lively fled the scene of an accident involving this vehicle and was identified by his belongings left behind.
In June 2020 Mr. Lively fled from the deputy attempting to serve these warrants in a vehicle through Jodie, WV, and on foot into the Gauley River before he was ultimately apprehended.
Lively has remained incarcerated since June 23, 2020, and is facing additional felony charges from unrelated incidents that remain pending in Fayette County.
This crime was investigated by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Sarah F. Smith.