A news release from Sheriff’s Lt. Freddie Fitzgerald said that Sheriff’s Sgt. Tony Ingram was on patrol when he spotted the burglary in progress shortly before 3 a.m.
He observed a person enter the business by climbing onto the roof and entering from there.
The person, later identified as Jason Warlick, 30, of Diana ran from the business to a waiting vehicle, the sheriff’s report said.
Sgt. Ingram stopped the vehicle and arrested Warlick and the driver of the vehicle, identified as Wendy Day, 28, of Diana, and charged them both with burglary of a building.
The sergeant recovered money taken from the burglary in the vehicle.
Warlick and Ms. Day were booked into the Upshur County Jail and bond was set at $10,000 on each of them by Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Lyle Potter.
The Sheriff’s Office also warned that a phone scam is making the rounds in the county.
In the scam, the caller tells the victim that he or she has one a prize, but they have to send some money for taxes, shipping, etc.
One woman told The Mirror that she thought it must be a local person, because the man called her by her first name and “my phone’s not listed in my name.”
She said the same thing happened to a friend of hers, and that she had heard of several people getting the scam calls.
One man allegedly fell for the scam and lost some money.