Two men charged with burglary


ELKINS — Two area men are behind bars after allegedly breaking into a cabin.

Richard Lee Hollobaugh, 32, of Parsons, and James Richard Norman Jr., 38, of Mill Creek, are each charged with one felony count of burglary. They are both incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on $50,000 cash-only bonds, set by Randolph County Magistrate Rob Elbon.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, at approximately 6:48 p.m. on Sunday, Sgt. B.A. Talkington, of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, received a call from a male individual stating he had witnessed two men in a white Chevrolet Cavalier drive down Beulah Road.

He said he followed the vehicle as he believed it was involved in several breaking and entering incidents in the area. Approximately four miles down the road, he witnessed the car sitting in front of a cabin with neither of the male occupants inside, he said.

The man wrote down the license plate number and provided that information to law enforcement officers, the complaint states. Talkington told the man to watch the road and advise him when the vehicle left, which he did later that evening.


Talkington located the vehicle on Glady Road and saw a vehicle matching the description given by the man. He noticed the registration had been covered and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Inside the car, Talkington observed two ski masks, two pry bars and gloves in plain view, according to the complaint.

Talkington spoke to the caller and asked him to return to the cabin and see if there were any signs of a break-in.

He advised officers the door had been broken into. The registration number that was partially covered matched the number given by the man, the complaint states. The two vehicle occupants were identified as Hollobaugh and Norman.

If convicted, both Hollobaugh and Norman could be sentenced to not less than one nor more than 10 years in the state penitentiary.