Fayetteville man sentenced to prison for breaking into storage units

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Jeffery T. Mauzy announces that on May 20, 2020, Cody Buckland, age 23, of Fayetteville, was sentenced by Chief Judge Paul M. Blake, Jr. to one (1) to ten (10) years in prison for breaking and entering.  He entered a guilty plea to the crime on December 4, 2018.

In September 2017, Buckland and Robert A. Chittum broke into storage units near Lochgelly Road in Oak Hill and stole various truck batteries and tools. Chittum was sentenced to prison in April 2019 for his role in the crime.

This crime was investigated by the West Virginia State Police and was prosecuted by Fayette County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer D. Crane.

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