FAYETTE CO., WV (NEWS RELEASE) – Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry E. Harrah, II announced that on July 17, 2017, Nicholas Cloney of Oak Hill entered guilty pleas to burglary and second-degree robbery in Fayette County Circuit Court.
Cloney faces one (1) to fifteen (15) years on the burglary and five (5) to eighteen (18) years for robbery. Sentencing is set for September 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
On December 13, 2016, Cloney broke into a home at the Rosedale Trailer Park and stole a television that was recovered shortly thereafter at another residence.
Several witnesses identified Cloney as the perpetrator.
Then, on January 3, 2017, Cloney and a co-defendant robbed a female at the Main Street Oak Hill location of BB&T bank. The victim had finished using the ATM machine when she was robbed with what was later determined to be a CO2 pellet gun. The victim’s phone, a debit card and the pellet gun were recovered when Cloney and his co-defendant were apprehended at the Oak Hill location of the Bank of Mount Hope while they attempted to use the debit card.
This crime was investigated by members of the Oak Hill Police Department.