Suddenlink equipment damaged

ELKINS — Approximately 5,700 Suddenlink Communications customers were without cable and internet Monday after equipment was found damaged, according to the Randolph County Sheriff Department.

Sheriff Mark Brady said deputies were called to a location on Rich Mountain around 5 p.m. Monday. Deputies recovered spent shell casings with bullet holes located in Suddenlink’s fiber optic cable.

Sheriff Brady said the estimated value of the damaged equipment is roughly $8,500.

As of Tuesday afternoon, no arrests had been made. The incident is under investigation with Deputy E.B. Carr leading the case.

The sheriff’s department is asking for the public’s help in seeking the individual(s) involved with the incident. Sheriff Brady asks that if anyone knows who was shooting in the area — often referred to as the rock quarry — between 2-5 p.m. Monday, to call the sheriff’s department at 304-636-2111.