SOPHIA – Two men are in jail following an early morning break-in at a Laundromat in Raleigh County.
Jared Scott McGuffin, 23, of Shady Spring, and William David Reid, 38, of Beckley, are charged with nighttime breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit a felony.
The incident happened around 3:40 a.m. Thursday at the Sophia Laundromat on West Main Street, according to the criminal complaint. The two men allegedly broke into the window of the front door using a cinder block. Sophia Police found a car matching a witness's description and attempted a traffic stop, but a pursuit began and the suspects eventually fled on foot. Both men were eventually apprehended and disclosed where the stolen items were.
Williard McGraw, who owns Sophia Laundromat, said this is the third time in two years that his business was broken into and called it a “violation.” He estimated more than $500 in cigarettes and around $400 in cash was stolen.
The merchandise was recovered after the suspects disclosed its location, according to the criminal complaint.
ORIGINAL: 12/5/13, 7:23 a.m.
SOPHIA - A suspect was taken into police custody after a break-in at a Raleigh County business.
Dispatchers said the incident happened at the Sophia Laundromat on West Main Street at 3:36 Thursday morning. We're told that Sophia Police Officers with the help of Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputies were able to apprehend a suspect. Not too many other details are known at this time.
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