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Suspect Arrested in Burglary Caught on Tape, Two Others Sought

By: Dave Benton Email
By: Dave Benton Email

UPDATE: Tuesday 8/18
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One of the three people who police say tried to break into a house on Jackson Avenue in Huntington earlier this month has been arrested.

It was an attempted burglary caught on night vision surveillance video.

Detective Jeff Ash tells WSAZ.com that 19-year-old Paul Martin of Chesapeake, Ohio, turned himself in Tuesday morning.

Martin was arraigned in Cabell County Magistrate Court and released on bond.

Detective Ash says police are still looking for 19-year-old Joshua Rowe of South Point and 20-year-old Cory Perkins of Huntington.

According to the criminal complaint, the three tried to gain entry into the residence using bodily force and a hammer. The complaint says the men made three separate attempts to break-in that night.



ORIGINAL STORY
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It's a common crime that can hit any household hard, but it's the way the owner of one house fought back against burglars that's turning heads. Now, police need your help to catch three men whose crime was all caught on tape.

Eddie Dodds of Huntington came home the other night and found evidence someone tried to break in. He doesn't know the suspects, but he hopes somebody can identify them by watching his night vision video surveillance of the attempted burglary.

Huntington Police Detective Jeff Ash says the suspects came to the front door of Mr. Dodds' house three times. On the third attempt, they covered their faces, but the video already captured their images.

Dodds says his video camera recently caught another man who did manage to get inside his home. Police made an arrest and the suspect is in jail, thanks to this crime fighting tool.

Police say the suspects drove away in a silver or blue Cavalier. If you have any information about this case, you're asked to call the police: (304) 696 4420.


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