Government, The Braxton Democrat

Gassaway Man Arrested for Two-Year-Old Theft

Trooper A.L. Groves of the Sutton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police has made an arrest in a case pertaining to the breaking, entering and theft at the Flint Little League Ball Field in Sutton more than two years ago.
Trooper Groves was called to the location on Edgar Given Parkway, Sutton on June 13, 2022, when personnel discovered that the facility had been broken into. Once Trooper Groves arrived on scene his investigation revealed that intruders had entered the main facility though a front window of the concession stand area. The officer observed a security camera that had apparently been tampered with by the intruders as well as other objects believed to contain fingerprints.
Outside the main facility at the end of the football field the officer observed an outbuilding where the suspects had attempted to gain entry through an exterior window. Trooper Groves again found what appeared to be fingerprints and a palm print from the thief.
Within a week, the items were sent to the State Police Forensic Lab in Charleston for further analysis. On June 22, 2022, the WVSP Lab notified the office that the palm print lifted from the window had been entered into the AFIS nationwide system, but no match was found.
On March 4, 2024, Trooper Groves received a report from the WVSP Lab that a match to the palm print had been made. That said print was identified as belonging to Steven Foster Paver of River Street, Gassaway.
Based on the evidence, Trooper Groves obtained a warrant for Paver’s arrest which occurred on Mach 7,
Paver is charged with breaking and entering a structure other than a dwelling and grand larceny, both felonies.
Paver was arraigned before Braxton County Interim Magistrate Gail Roush where his bond was set at $10,000. At press time, Paver remains incarcerated at the Central Regional Jail awaiting additional court appearances.