Two Upshur men charged with burglary

A Buckhannon man remains in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of a $75,000 bond after being arrested on a burglary charge.

According to the complaint in Upshur County Magistrate Court, Kurry Allen Crowl, 19, of Route 4, Box 518, was discovered inside a Rock Cave residence on Dec. 13 by a couple returning home after midnight. The complaint stated that Crowl was in possession of a hunting backpack containing black powder, knives, a fishing reel and various other items that belonged to the homeowners. He was also reported to be in possession of a cell phone that belonged to the residents.

The complaint stated that Crowl said he was “coming down off meth,” and that he was taking the items so he “could survive in the woods for one night” because he had been in a fight with his girlfriend.

In an unrelated case, a Mechanicsville, Va., man is free on a $10,000 bond after being arrested Jan. 20 on a burglary charge.

Cameron Joseph Smith, 18, of 11135 Manor View Drive, was arrested around 4 a.m., Jan. 20 after Buckhannon police officer Jose Boursiquot discovered Smith inside a Park Street residence in Buckhannon, according to the criminal complaint.

Further investigation revealed pry marks on the door frame and handle. Boursiquot ordered Smith to step outside, but Smith did not, according to the complaint. The officer went inside the house and was able to detain Smith. A search of the premises revealed that Smith allegedly urinated on the living room floor and over a box of household items, according to the complaint.

Smith was administered a preliminary breath test, which registered .108, the report stated.