Elkins man accused of breaking and entering

ELKINS — A Randolph County man has been charged after allegedly breaking into two storage units.

Timothy Paul Satterfield, 38, of Elkins, is charged with two felony counts of breaking and entering. He is free on a $25,000 cash, property or surety bond, set by Randolph County Magistrate Rob Elbon.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputy E.R. Canfield II received a report of two storage units being broken into at EZ Storage, along the Beverly Five-lane.

The owner of one of the storage units said someone had broken into her unit at approximately noon on Dec. 22 and stolen items, police said. She added she had not inventoried the missing items but the lock was removed and items were moved around.

Canfield obtained video surveillance footage and on Dec. 23, the owner of the facility said she confronted and took a picture of an individual breaking into a second storage unit. The person in the video and picture were identified as Satterfield, police said.

Both units had approximately $20 in damage to the locks and Satterfield fled in a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan with expired registration and belongs to a female known to be Satterfield’s girlfriend, the complaint states.

If convicted, Satterfield could be sentenced to not less than one nor more than 10 years in prison on each of the two felony counts.