KOPPERSTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – An Oceana man is facing charges in relation to a series of Wyoming County thefts which took place throughout the month of May.
According to Oceana Chief of Police Tyler Dunigon, a report was made on May 14, 2022 of a burglary which occurred within the Kopperston home of David Hearn at around 7:15pm the previous night.
Hearn states that upon turning a corner he witnessed Bobby Joe Hall and Guy Belcher fleeing the residence, and gave chase to no avail.
Hall had no means of reporting the incident at the time it occured, as the intruders had stolen his phone while inside.
Dunigon also reports being contacted by Kristen Burks later in the month – May 31, 2022 – and was advised via a statement that her vehicle had been entered without consent between the hours of 10:00pm on May 30th and 6:00am on May 30th.
Several items were reportedly taken, including an Apple Watch, bluetooth transmitter, custom wallet, and checkbook, the total value of which amounted to $759.99.
The following day, June 1, 2022, Dunigon encountered Hall – on whom he had active warrants – while on patrol in Oceana.
Hall admitted to taking the items, noting that the vehicle had been unlocked at the time he had entered it. He provided a location for the missing wallet but was unable to provide information regarding the other missing items.
Hall faces charges of Daytime Burglary, Entry of Building other than Dwelling, and Petit Larceny.