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UPDATE: Two More Arrested in Connection with Home Invasion

By: Jeremy Edwards, Alex Snyder Email
By: Jeremy Edwards, Alex Snyder Email

UPDATE 10/4/12 @ 2:50 p.m.
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two more people have been charged in a home invasion in Fayette County.

West Virginia State Police tell WSAZ.com Michael Scarbro, of Smithers, and Donald Naylor, of Smithers, were arrested and charged Thursday.

Police say Scarbro, Naylor and former Glasgow police officer Scott Wills went to an apartment on Michigan Avenue in Smithers on Monday.

Investigators say Naylor and Wills knew the people living in the apartment had just got a new prescription for pain pills.

Naylor and Wills forced their way in and Naylor pulled out a gun and said he was a police officer.

Wills was arrested earlier this week.

All three suspects are charged with first-degree robbery, burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. Officers say they are still determining if the three men will be charged with impersonating an officer.

This is the second time this year Wills has been taken into custody.

Back in April, Wills was arrested on drug charges.



UPDATE 10/2/12 @ 11:15 p.m.
KANAWHA/FAYETTE COUNTY, W. Va. (WSAZ) -- "He wasn't a bad guy to work with, wasn't a bad guy to talk to -- but, apparently his choices has definitely affected his employment status here," said Steven Smith, a patrolman with the Glasgow Police Department.

Smith is talking about Scott Wills – who is now a former member of the Glasgow Police Department. He was arrested Tuesday after being accused of invading an apartment along Michigan Avenue in Smithers.

Police say he and another man dressed like state troopers then ordered the residents to the floor and demanded money and drugs. They got away with nothing.

"After this latest incident, if he's guilty of all this, put him in jail -- he knows better. Yeah, he knows the law, he knows he shouldn't be doing this stuff -- put him in jail," Smith said.

During this latest arrest, Wills was already on administrative leave from the Glasgow Police Department after he was arrested for buying 30 oxycodone pills in April. He was indicted on those charges last month.

"To go out here and be serving and protecting and somebody who obviously has a drug issue shoots and almost kills me, and then it turns out one of my own officers is doing it as well -- yeah, I'm not happy with it at all. I'm not going to lie," Smith said.

Now, Smith just wants to make sure people still trust those who wear the badge.

"Out of how many thousands of police officers we have in this state, I would say that less than 1 percent of that is bad officers," Smith said.

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UPDATE 10/2/12 @ 3:25 p.m.
SMITHERS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A former police officer has been arrested in connection with a home invasion in Fayette County.

Smithers Police say Scott Wills and another man broke into an apartment on Michigan Avenue Monday night.

Investigators say they were dressed up as state troopers at the time of the home invasion.

Three people were inside the apartment at the time of the incident. No one was hurt.

Police say nothing was taken during the home invasion.

Wills has been charged with first-degree robbery and is being taken to Fayette County Magistrate Court right now.

Police are still searching for the other suspect in the case.

This is not the first time Wills has been in trouble with the law. He was arrested back in April 2012 after police say he buying oxycodone pills in Smithers.

Wills was a Glasgow police officer at the time of his arrest. He has been off the job since the arrest.

Wills was just indicted on those drug charges in September.

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ORIGINAL STORY
SMITHERS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police searching for two men who they say posed at state troopers during a home invasion, Monday night in Smithers.

Police say it happened at an apartment on Michigan Avenue.

Three people were inside the apartment when the incident happened.

Police say the suspects were not able to get away with anything. No one was hurt during the incident.

Investigators say the do have suspects in the case and are in the process of making arrests.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for updates.


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