BARRETT — A man was arrested and charged in separate cases after law enforcement officers says he had entered a pair of homes without breaking and a stolen chainsaw was recovered and returned to the owner on Aug. 31.
Chad Michael Scott Tyler White, 19, of Logan, was charged with burglary — entering without breaking, trespassing and transferring stolen property in relation to two unrelated incidents noted by West Virginia State Trooper RI Johnson in a criminal complaint.
According to the complaint, a man who was watching over a residence while the owner was out of town advised the trooper that, when he arrived at the home and opened the door, he observed a male lying on the couch. The caretaker left the residence to go next door to use a phone to call the homeowner and 911.
The complaint further states that the caretaker identified White as the man lying on the couch after the trooper detained the accused for questioning when he found him standing in the front yard.
Via telephone, the homeowner confirmed to law enforcement that she did not know White and that he did not have permission to be inside the residence or on the property.
During the investigation, Trooper Johnson was advised by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office that White was a person of interest in another entry without breaking case where a chainsaw was stolen from a residence on Van High School Road in Van on Aug. 26.
According to the complaint, White advised the Trooper that he would take him to the residence where he had hidden the stolen chainsaw.
The chainsaw was then recovered and returned to the owner after law enforcement confirmed the description and serial number.
As of CVN print deadline, White was held at Southwestern Regional Jail on a $20,000 surety/cash bond.