MUD RIVER — A man was charged with grand larceny in relation to a theft at a business at Mud River on Sept. 22. 

Jeremy Emmite Lowe, 28 of Ranger was also charged with driving suspended, no insurance and improper registration.

According to an incident report prepared by E.M. Shafer with the West Virginia State Police, the business informed Lt. A.S. Perdue that cameras had notified them of movement at the rear door of their warehouse and that three or four individuals had made it inside the facility.

Perdue conducted a traffic stop on Mud River Road on his way to the warehouse and took photos of the driver’s licenses of two occupants in a black Dodge truck. Perdue observed a Stihl weedeater in the bed of the truck.

He proceeded to the warehouse and watched footage of the video. He identified Ronnie Riffe and Jeremy Lowe, who had on the same clothes as they were wearing in the truck. The video showed the men removing items from oxygen and acetylene tanks, used for welding, among other items.

After conducting a driving history of Lowe, it was discovered that his license was suspended for unpaid citations.

Trooper Riggleman and Lincoln County State Police units located Lowe later on that same day at 346 Frances Creek in the community of Harts. He was sitting in the same truck, with the weedeater, tanks, an air compressor hose and miscellaneous stolen items.

Lowe was detained and transported to the detachment in Danville for questioning, according to the report.

The report stated that Lowe told troopers that he, Nathaniel Lee Estep and Ronnie Lance Riffe broke into the mine property to steal gasoline. They then broke into the back of the shop and began going through drawers and offices looking for items to steal. The report states that Lowe said the he transported the items in the truck to Lincoln County.

As of CVN print deadline, Lowe was not being held in the Southwestern Regional Jail.

Reporter Phil Perry can be rreached at or at 304-307-2401.