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UPDATE: One of Two Suspects Arrested in Home Invasion

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By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 12/21/12 @ 3:40 p.m.
MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Deputies in Mingo County have arrested a suspect in a home invasion case and are still searching for a second suspect.

Deputy Erwin Williams says they arrested James Messer outside his home Thursday night. Williams says Messer was getting ready to take off running toward a hillside near his home, but when he saw there were five deputies at the scene -- he surrendered.

Messer and Danny Colegrove Jr. are accused of breaking into two homes in the Marrowbone Creek and Laurel Creek areas earlier this month.

Investigators are still looking for Colegrove. If you have any knowledge of his whereabouts you're asked to contact the Mingo County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies had already charged Colegrove's grandfather, Lloyd Newsome, in connection with the case.

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UPDATE: 12/16/2012@ 5 p.m.
MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The grandfather of one of two suspects in a pair of home invasions in Mingo County has been arrested.

Danny Colegrove Jr. and James Messer are accused of breaking into two homes in the Marrowbone Creek and Laurel Creek areas earlier this month. The Mingo County Sheriff’s Office says both men are still on the run.

During one of those break-ins, investigators say they stole guns.

Deputies say they have charged Colegrove's grandfather, Lloyd Newsome, in connection with the case.

They say he took the stolen guns and hid them in the trunk of his car.

They also say Newsome helped Colegrove and Messer hide from police.

Both suspects face 10 felony counts that include conspiracy, burglary, grand larceny, first-degree robbery and kidnapping.



ORIGINAL STORY
MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Mingo County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in tracking down two men wanted for home invasions.

Chief Deputy James Smith tells WSAZ.com that on Friday, Dec. 7, Danny Colegrove Jr. and James Cecil Messer broke into a home in Marrowbone Creek and stole four guns.

Smith says after that, the suspects took the stolen guns and broke into a home on Laurel Creek where they bound three people with duct tape and held one of them at gunpoint -- until he gave the two men the combination for the safe.

Jewelry, knives and medicine were stolen from the safe, with a value of nearly $4,300.

Smith says the men face 10 felony counts that include conspiracy, burglary, grand larceny, first-degree robbery and kidnapping.

He tells WSAZ.com that both men are out on parole for similar charges in the past.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Mingo County Sheriff's Office.


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