MILLWOOD - A Charleston man has been charged with the break-in of multiple vehicles, the theft of items and the unauthorized use of an access device.

Larry G. Hamrick, 40, was arrested by Deputy Julia F. Williams for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department following an investigation that carried into Kanawha County and with the assistance of Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department detectives and officers.

Deputy Williams began her investigation on the morning of October 14, 2016, responding to reports of vehicles broken into at Millwood. Among items stolen were a purse containing a debit card, Ohio child support card and other credit and identify cards  and a key fob.

It was discovered that the child support card had been used at Marathon 77 and the ATM there early on the same morning. Surveillance video viewed nu Deputy Williams and Lt. Chris Metz showed a man arrive in a vehicle and enter the store, using the ATM and making purchases using the stolen card.

Deputy Williams also discovered that a bow and binoculars stolen from a pickup truck on October 10 in a series of vehicle break-ins at Evans Dale Farms had been pawned by Larry Hamrick. 

Tips and other information led Williams to Hamrick, and a warrant for illegal use of an access device was obtained from Magistrate Jackie Casto. A search warrant was also obtained from Kanawha County Magistrate Ward Harsbarger, III. Accompanied by Capt. G.S. Young, Detective A. R. Crawford and Cpl. A. J. Miller of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, Williams went to Hamrick’s residence at 50 Kanawha Two Mile and found hinm attempting to hide in a bedroom closet.

Following interviews at Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department headquarters and the seizure of items reported stolen from vehicles at Millwood and Evans and pawn tickets for other stolen items at Hamrick’s residence, Hamrick was arrested and charged with breaking and entering of a vehicle.


RAVENSWOOD - A Ravenswood man faces felony breaking and entering charges for the entry of a Walnut street business and the theft of a big screen TV among items stolen.

Brandon H. Whitehouse, 30, was arrested and charged by Deputy B.L. Varney, following an investigation launched on the afternoon of October 12, 2016.

Surveillance video showed a male subject later identified by Whitehouse leaving Books and Things carrying a large flat screen TV and a bag. 

A search warrant was served on Whitehouse’s residence, but the stolen Tv valued at $800 was not found. However, based on the surveillance video and the identification of Whitehouse as trhe suspect leaving the store which ahd been broken into with the TV, Varney arrested and charged  him with the crime.

Whitehouse remains lodged in the South Central Regional Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.