A Cottageville man has been arrested on charges related to a burglary in Mason County.
Christopher T. Rose, 36, 232 Main St., Cottageville, was charged with a felony count of transferring/receiving stolen property. Jackson County Magistrate Jacqueline Casto set bond at $10,000.
According to a criminal complaint, on July 16, West Virginia State Police Senior Trooper George C. Burnem assisted Mason County Sheriff’s Deputy J. Cavender on a burglary complaint at 13208 Evans Road in the area of Leon in Mason County.
Cavender spoke with the residence owner and victim, Michael Holbert. During the investigation, Burnem learned most of the stolen property was located at 298 Maplewood Heights in the area of Ripley in Jackson County, according to the complaint.
Burnem and Cavender went to 298 Maplewood heights and spoke with Joseph Farrell, who told the officers most of the stolen property from Evans Road was brought to his residence by Christopher Rose, Savanah Dudley and Anthony Kurnot, according to the complaint.
Farrell directed Burnem and Cavender to the stolen property located inside his residence. Burnem also found a Craftsman push mower outside the residence that allegedly was stolen from Evans Road, according to the complaint.
Inside the residence, Burnem and Cavender located several stolen items, including two flat-screen televisions, a television wall mount, an air compressor and a Ravenswood High School class ring along with several more items stolen from Evans Road, according to the criminal complaint.
Burnem and Cavender then went to 223 First Avenue in the area of Ripley, where they located Rose. Burnem also located Justin Brown the residence, the complaint states.
Brown allegedly told the officers about handguns in the upstairs bedroom that Rose told Brown to look after if he went to jail, the complaint states.
Deputy Saltsgaver located a Taurus 9 mm in an upstairs bedroom of the residence. Cavender confirmed the weapon was taken from the residence on Evans Road.