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Coalton woman arrested for burglary

August 29, 2013
By Katie Kuba - City Editor , The Inter-Mountain

A Coalton woman is free on bond after being arrested for burglary earlier this week.

Amanda Mick, 35, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly breaking into a residence on Mountainview Drive in July to obtain an air conditioner, a car title and $100, among other items.

According to the criminal complaint in the Randolph County Magistrate Clerk's office, Senior Patrolman M.J. Sigley with the Elkins Police Department received a complaint from Matthew Eckman at approximately 7:45 a.m. July 7. The officer subsequently interviewed him at his residence, which is located in the 100 block of Mountainview Drive.

Eckman told Sigley that on July 6, he returned home at 11:30 p.m. after eating dinner and had fallen asleep in another bedroom in the house at about 1 a.m. Eckman rents the house with three other people, the complaint stated.

Eckman said his bedroom door was shut when he went to bed, but when he awoke at 6 a.m., he found his door ajar and noticed his lamp had been switched on. Eckman also said his clothing was scattered "all over the floor" and noted that his bed had been "stripped." Several of his belongings - including several framed pictures, a comforter and a wooden jewelry box - were missing, he told Sigley. He also noticed someone had cut a wire that was connected to his CB radio in his vehicle.

Eckman later discovered that a black console containing two cup holders, a car charger, a bluetooth charger and the keys to his work vehicle were missing, according to the complaint.

On July 24, when Sigley interviewed Mick at the Elkins City Police Department, she said she'd gone to Eckman's residence to ask him if he would give her an air conditioner, "a car title and $100" that he allegedly owed her daughter, the complaint states.

"Amanda stated that she took a quilt her great-grandmother made, two towels and a picture frame she made and a pillow that Matthew had taken from her residence," Sigley wrote in the report. "Amanda stated that she then left."

Magistrate Rob Elbon set bond at $10,000 personal recognizance; Mick is free on bond.

The penalty for a conviction of burglary is imprisonment for one to 15 years in the state penitentiary.

Contact Katie Kuba by email at kkuba@theintermountain.com. Follow her on Twitter at @IMT_Kuba.

 
 

 

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