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Pair Charged With Gun Theft

What began as a routine investigation of a suspicious vehicle has led to the arrest of a Charleston man and Gassaway woman.
Trooper A.L. Groves of the Sutton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police received a complaint on Thursday, May 30, of a suspicious vehicle parked on Stout Hollow Road near Gassaway.
Upon arrival, Trooper Groves, accompanied by Sgt Shingler of the Gassaway Police Department, observed a male subject exit the back driver’s side door of the red Ford Explorer. The officers detected what they believed to be the odor of marijuana when they approached the vehicle.
A search of the individual, identified as Jamie R. Jones, 46, of Charleston, revealed a magazine for a handgun. A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered three handguns and a small plastic bag containing what the officers believed to be meth. Jones was taken into custody.
Through a WVSP criminal history check, officers discovered that Jones had previously been convicted of a felony. Jones was taken to the Central Regional Jail to await arraignment.
The following day, Trooper Groves received a complaint of breaking and entering at a residence located at the intersection of Elk River Road and Stout Hollow Road. An interview of the parents of the property owner, who were care-taking the premises during the owners absence, revealed that three handguns had been taken from the home.
Armed with the new evidence, the officer interviewed Jones on June 1. During that questioning Jones stated that he had gotten the firearms from Kimberlyn “Kim” Carr who lived at 431 Stout Hollow Road. Jones stated that Carr had entered the residence and stole the guns.
Later that day, Trooper Groves received word that the property owner had a video recording of the incident. The officers review of that video account and observed a male subjected identified as Jones breaking into the home.
Kimberlyn Rachelle Carr, 31, was arrested on June 2 and arraigned before Magistrate Beth Smith. Jones appeared before Magistrate David Singleton. Both were charged with grand larceny, conspiracy, and burglary. Jones was additionally charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Bond for the pair was set at $30,000. Jones’ bond on the weapon charge was an additional $25,000. Both remain incarcerated at the Central Regional Jail at press-time awaiting additional court appearances.