A 20-year-old Elkins man was arrested for attempted grand larceny this weekend following an incident in which he and three juveniles broke into Elkins Motorsports and tried to steal a blue motorcycle.
Police arrested Anthony Lynn Scott Saturday for one felony count of conspiracy to commit grand larceny, one felony count of breaking and entering and one felony count of attempt to commit grand larceny.
According to the criminal complaint, Sgt. S.R. Judy with the Elkins Police Department contacted West Virginia State Police Trooper C.E. Elliott Oct. 28 to inform him of a breaking and entering complaint. Judy said Scott had allegedly entered Elkins Motorsports at approximately 4 p.m. with the intent of stealing four-wheelers and other merchandise.
On Oct. 29, Elliott, the investigating officer, obtained a written statement in which Scott allegedly admitted to entering Elkins Motorsports with three juveniles and attempted to steal a blue motorcycle. Scott also said the four stole nine keys to four-wheelers.
Ron Daniels, owner of Elkins Motorsports, said a passerby had observed "suspicious activity" at his business - located on the Beverly Pike in Elkins - and called the police. Daniels said what the police had identified as four-wheelers were in fact side-by-sides, or utility terrain vehicles (UTVs).
"There was about $1,200 worth of stuff we had to replace," Daniels said Monday. "We had to buy new admission switches for the side-by-sides because we couldn't sell them with the keys out there."
Scott remained in Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $30,000 bond as of presstime Monday.