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Greenbrier County burglary leads to two arrests

(WVVA) On the evening of September 2, Sgt. Hughes and Officer Rodoussakis of the Lewisburg Police Department responded to Frank’s Gun and Pawn for an alarm.

Upon their arrival, officers found that the store had been burglarized. Officers were able to recover video footage of two unknown suspects and a list of several firearms that had been stolen.

Deputy Chief Vance and Sgt. Eggleston began further investigation and were able to identify the two suspects as Jacob Wayne Welch, 29, and Krystal Marie Magee, 34, of Lincoln Parish Louisiana.

Throughout the next couple days, the Lewisburg Police Department worked with West Monroe Police Department, the Ruston Police Department in Louisiana, and the Greensboro Police Department in North Carolina to determine the subjects were also suspects in a possible multi-state crime spree.

The Lewisburg Police Department was able to secure arrest warrants for both subjects on September 5 for breaking and entering. The following day, the Lewisburg Police Department coordinated with authorities in Louisiana and the United States Marshal’s Service Southern WV C.U.F.F.E.D. fugitive task force to locate and arrest both subjects in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The two are currently being held without bond on warrants from Greenbrier County, WV as well as Lincoln Parrish, LA.

The US Attorney’s office and ATF are currently involved in the on-going investigation.

Jill Croce

Morning Anchor WVVA

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