Monongalia County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Washington man now living at an area homeless shelter Wednesday.
According to a press release from Sheriff Perry Palmer, deputies responded to Tractor Supply, on Vista Del Rio Drive, about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday for an alarm.
There, the did a patrol of the area and cleared the alarm. Deputies then drove to the West Virginia Gymnastics Center, also on Vista Del Rio Drive, where they noticed a broken glass door. Outside the broken door there was a butt stock to a gun and inside the broken door was the barrel. The building was cleared and no suspects were found.
Later, deputies reviewed video footage from the gymnastics center and a white male is seen breaking the glass door and entering the facility. After the scene was secured and the evidence was collected deputies continued a search of the area. During this search deputies spotted the man seen in the security footage, walking down Scott Avenue with a gun.
The man was identified as Jacob Douglas Elliott, 29, now staying at Hazel’s House of Hope, on Scott Avenue.
Elliott admitted to stealing multiple air rifle’s/pistols from Tractor Supply and then using one of them to make entry into the gymnastic center.
Elliott was charged with two counts of breaking and entering and has been arraigned at Monongalia County Magistrate Court, where bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety.