Nicholas Farley

A Gauley Bridge man is in jail after breaking into a garage and stealing numerous items, according to Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley.

On Dec. 7, a breaking and entering was reported on Main Street in Gauley Bridge in which a storage building had been entered and numerous items stolen from inside. Two days later, a Fayette County Sheriff's deputy and a State Police trooper were attempting to locate a wanted subject in Gauley Bridge. While at this location, the officers noticed items inside that were earlier stolen from the storage building.

The wanted subject was not located; however, the suspect in the breaking and entering was arrested at this time. Nicholas Farley, 31, of Gauley Bridge, was charged with receiving/transferring stolen property, three counts of breaking and entering, and grand larceny. He was unable to post the $75,000 bond set by the Fayette County Magistrate's Office and was remanded to the Southern Regional Jail to await proceedings.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Fayette County Sheriff's Department at 304-574-3590 or through their Facebook page "Fayette County Sheriff's Department." Or, you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP.

The incident remains under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

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