Two face burglary charges

ELKINS — Two Randolph County residents are behind bars after allegedly breaking into a vacant Central Towers apartment.

Eric Michael Everhart, 33, of Montrose, and Lisa Ann Crites, 38, of Elkins, are each charged with one felony count of nighttime burglary. Both are incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $20,000 cash or surety bond, set by Randolph County Magistrate Ben Shepler.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, Senior Patrolman T.H. Foster and Patrolman C.G. Boatwright, both of the Elkins Police Department, assisted a man Thursday in performing a security check of apartment 304 of Central Towers, located at 220 Second St. in Elkins.

Officers entered the apartment and heard voices in one of the rooms within the residence, the complaint states. A male and female were found inside the apartment and identified to be Everhart and Crites.

The man conducting the security check told Foster no one was supposed to be in the building and all the belongings inside were property of Holland Enterprises.

Both Everhart and Crites said they were there to obtain belongings for a man who recently had been evicted from the apartment.

Foster noted in the report there was approximately $30 in damage to a metal bracket on the door, and Seneca Realty, the landlord for the apartment, possessed the only two keys to the front door of the residence, according to the complaint.

If convicted, both Everhart and Crites could each be sentenced to not less than one nor more than 15 years in the state penitentiary.