Homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint

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ELKVIEW, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Deputies say Charles Thomas was held at gunpoint by the owner of the home he was trying to burglarize Thursday night.

It happened at a home along Frame Road in Elkview. When deputies got to the home Thomas tried to run. Kanahwa County deputies caught him and charged him with breaking and entering.

It was also discovered he was wanted on outstanding warrants for similar crimes in Marion County.

While Thomas was being held by the homeowner he mentioned that there were four other people in the woods.

According to deputies Jessie Hall, 30, of Clendenin, is charged with arson after setting a jeep she previously owned on fire Thursday.

Brittany S. Greene, 23, of Loudendale, Krystal M. Smith, 22, of Charleston, and Dameon J. Forney, 40, of the Coopers Creek area of Kanawha County, are all charged with transferring and receiving stolen property.

Deputies say they had items stolen from a business in the Kanahwa State Forest area in their pockets.

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