Man accused of breaking into lawyer’s office

ELKINS — A Florida resident is behind bars after allegedly using a window to enter a local lawyer’s office.

Greg Anthony Cosner, 33, is being charged with entry of a building other than a dwelling, a felony. Cosner’s bond was set at $15,000 cash or surety by Randolph County Magistrate Mike Dyer.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court by West Virginia State Police Trooper Z.B. Kisamore, on Sept. 13, the officer was notified of a trespassing and possible breaking and entering at Mike Mullins Law Office located in Elkins.

“The caller states that a person she knew to be Greg was standing on the front porch of Mike Mullins Law Office attempting to gain entry during non-business hours,” it states in the complaint. The caller informed the officer that Cosner had previously threatened to burn down the business and described him as a white male with long hair, a white shirt and blue jeans.

According to the complaint, when the officer arrived on scene and attempted to locate Cosner and while checking the security of the doors and windows, he found the front door to be partially open and opened the door to secure the property.

“Upon opening the front door to the Mike Mullins Law Office, the undersigned was face to face with a white male with long hair, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans inside of the office,” Kisamore wrote in the complaint. “The undersigned secured the white male and identified him as Mr. Greg Anthony Cosner. Upon being secured Mr Greg Cosner made an excited utterance that he had entered the property through a window and that he was about to take a shower.”

If convicted, Cosner faces one to 10 years in prison. Cosner’s bond was set at $15,000 cash or surety by Randolph County Magistrate Mike Dyer.


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