A Mabie woman was arrested Thursday after she allegedly stole a handgun and several bottles of pills from a Randolph County residence.
April Dawn Currence, 31, was charged with burglary, a felony, for allegedly breaking into a home and removing the items from the residence on Jan. 10.
According to the criminal complaint in the Randolph County Magistrate Clerk's Office, Trooper First Class J.R. Wince with the Elkins detachment of the West Virginia State Police received a complaint at about 2 p.m. Jan. 10 from James Shockey, who told Wince somebody had broken into his house.
When Wince arrived at Shockey's house, he noticed an open window that appeared to have been pried open with a tool as well as mud tracks on the windowsill and wall "where someone had crawled through it," the officer wrote in the complaint.
After further investigation, Wince obtained a statement from a female who said that on the morning of Jan. 10, she had seen Currence place an "unidentified" tool in her jacket, walk up the steps to Shockey's residence and "force" her way inside. The female said she waited outside for Currence, who allegedly emerged from the residence with three bottles of pills and a handgun, according to the complaint.
When he filed his complaint, Shockey noted that he was missing pill bottles and a handgun - the same items Currence is alleged to have stolen. The female witness told Wince that she and Currence then walked back to a residence, where Currence allegedly removed the labels from the bottles of pills.
Wince estimated the total value of the property stolen at $410.
Magistrate George "Mike" Riggleman set bond at $10,000 cash only, and Currence remained incarcerated at the Tygart Valley Regional as of presstime.
The penalty for a conviction of daytime burglary is a term of one to 15 years in the state penitentiary.