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Mon County man victim of murder, investigation continues

MORGANTOWN — A woman convicted of armed robbery and a man suspected of passing counterfeit money are among four people being held in Pennsylvania as persons of interest in a Monongalia County murder investigation.

The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department is releasing little information about its investigation into the shooting death of a county man over the weekend.

Mon County Sheriff Perry Palmer did say Thursday that two county detectives are in Pennsylvania working the case.

Timothy Pahl, 67, of Old Stewartstown Road, was found at his home Tuesday, according to a Wednesday press release from Palmer. The release indicated Pahl had been shot multiple times in the abdomen. It was thought that he had been shot Sunday afternoon.

Pennsylvania State Police in Luzerne County, helped Mon County detectives track the four suspects to the Mohegan Sun Casino in Plains Township.

Elizabeth Ann Chinn, 32, of South Point, Ohio, Glenn Richard Weaver, 25, of Morgantown, Moriah Lari Weaver, 42, of Fairmont, and Elizabeth Victoria Hartley, 34, of Grafton, were arrested at the casino by  Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).

According to an affidavit of probable cause from PSP, Pahl was shot during a burglary at his home. Among items stolen were Pahl’s pick-up truck, credit cards and firearms.
Police were able to determine that Pahl’s stolen credit cards were used Monday and Tuesday at various establishments in Luzerne County.

Pahl’s truck was seen at the casino and Chinn was seen driving it.

Chinn is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond, the other three are held on $350,000 bonds.

Hartley and the Weavers are charged with two felonies: conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The three are also charged with 10 misdemeanors. They are: five counts of conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an instrument of crime, tampering with public records and theft by deception.

Chinn is additionally charged with prohibited person in possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property, both felonies.

According to a press release from PSP Thursday, troopers and U.S. Marshals executed a search warrant of the room where the suspects were found and discovered three handguns, methamphetamine, drug equipment, counterfeit currency and devices for producing counterfeit currency.

They also found credit cards and identifying documents belonging to Pahl in the hotel room closet and in Chinn’s wallet. There were also documents belonging to Pahl, his deceased  wife, his son and father.

Chinn has a conviction for armed robbery in West Virginia, according to the PSP criminal complaint. Glenn Weaver is suspected of passing counterfeit money.