Fayette County man arrested after burglarizing elderly

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A Fayetteville man has been arrested for burglarizing the homes of two elderly people. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department investigated two separate burglary incidents in the month of May, in which the individual victims were 84 and 99 years old. Both burglaries occurred near each other on Gatewood Road near Oak Hill.  Deputies were able to obtain felony warrants on 46 year old Michael Masesie of Oak Hill for two counts of Burglary. Additional charges may be forthcoming for Masesie as the investigation continues, as well as potential co-defendants.

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590, or through our Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP. This incident remains under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Department disclaimer: All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal complaint is nothing more than a document that merely alleges a criminal charge.

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