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Huntington Police on the Hunt for Break-In Suspect


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One woman has been arrested, and a manhunt is underway for another suspect accused of breaking into a local restaurant that's yet to even open to the public.

Investigators with the Huntington Police Department said the man and a woman broke into Schooner's on the Ohio River in Guyandotte. Police said the suspects stole computers, monitors and other equipment.

The suspects were caught on surveillance camera breaking into the business sometime before 2 a.m. Wednesday. The male suspect has a shaved head and some tattoos on his arm. According to employees at Schooner's, police believe the suspect may be wearing some sort of cast on his leg. Police tell WSAZ.com they are now working to positively identify the suspect.

Police have been able to recover most of the stolen equipment. By Wednesday morning, police were able to arrest the female suspect. Joy Meade is charged with breaking and entering, as well as grand larceny.

The manager at the marina tells WSAZ.com that officers told him they found Meade lying in the parking lot with a needle hanging from her arm. Police have confirmed Meade was taken to the hospital after she was found sometime overnight.

The manager said Meade was released from the hospital, and came straight back to the marina to try to get her purse, which she left with some of the stolen items. That's when she was arrested by police.

If you have any information on the male suspect who's still at large, you're urged to call Huntington Police.


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