Deputies arrest burglary suspects
Morgan County Sheriff's Deputies arrested two adults and one juvenile in conjunction with a burglary that took place in Great Cacapon last week.
The call came in around 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30 for a burglary in progress at a cabin on Clarion Lane in Great Cacapon, said Chief Deputy Vince Shambaugh.
Initially, Deputy Gary Shirley responded to the call. Deputy Seth Place, Investigator Tony Link and Shambaugh joined Shirley at the scene. Arrests were made within two hours of the call, said Shambaugh
"They really did a good job on it. I give credit to Investiga-tor Link and the deputies that worked on it," he said.
Corey D. Gregory, age 22, of Great Cacapon, Thomas L. Murphy, age 19, of Great Cacapon and a 17-year-old male juvenile from Great Cacapon were arrested and charged with burglary.
The suspects were found walking in the area and had left a fair amount of evidence at the scene, said Shambaugh. They were apparently tubing in the river and had left muddy footprints all over the deck, said Shambaugh. They also had in their possession an item that was taken from the burglary scene, he said.
Their shoes were checked and they were able to match one set with footprints at the scene. When confessions were gotten from one of the adult suspects and the juvenile, the second adult suspect confessed as well, he said.
The three had also apparently left items outside the cabin pre-staged to return for them, said Shambaugh.
The cabin was found ransacked with furniture destroyed, said Shambaugh. More charges may be pending from the prosecuting attorney's office since there was considerable damage to property at the cabin, he said.
Gregory and Murphy were each released on $5,000 bond. A preliminary hearing for Gregory will be held on June 8 with Magistrate Greg Miller. Murphy's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 12 with Magistrate Miller.
The juvenile was released to adults and will be handled by Juvenile Court, said Sham-baugh.