Man arrested for burglary

ELKINS – A Cravensdale man is facing felony charges for allegedly entering a home and engaging in a physical altercation with one of the residents.

Paul David Owens, 48, was arrested Sunday on one count of burglary, a felony, after Corporal A.G. Vanscoy of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of an altercation involving a firearm at a residence in Cravensdale.

According to the criminal complaint, Vanscoy observed Deputy R.H. Foster speaking with Owens at his home, across from the other residence.

Witnesses provided written statements that indicated Owens “entered their residence and did push” a female.

The witnesses said they told the defendant to leave the residence and he did. At this point, the witnesses said, Owens began “cussing them from across the roadway and eventually traveled to their property with a firearm,” according to the criminal complaint.

The witnesses said Owens began cursing a male witness and then struck on or about the head and neck area, the complaint stated.

Owens was arraigned before Randolph County Magistrate Ben Shepler. Owens is free on a $35,000 cash or surety bond.