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South Charleston, West Virginia – On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, the Smithers Police Department arrested Mr. Donald Scott Wills (44 years of age, former Smithers Police Officer) for robbery following a home invasion complaint in the town of Smithers.  The initial investigation revealed that the involved suspects may have pretended to be members of the West Virginia State Police.    

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, members of the West Virginia State Police obtained information related to the identity of the two additional suspects.  As a result of their follow up investigation, Corporal M. A. Elswick and Sergeant K. E. Tawes, of the Gauley Bridge Detachment, developed probable cause to arrest Mr. Don Naylor (48 years of age, from Smithers, West Virginia) and Mr. Michael Scarbro (29 years of age, from Smithers, West Virginia) for their roles in the home invasion.  On Thursday, October 4, 2012, both suspects were charged with robbery, burglary, and conspiracy to commit a felony.  They were arraigned in Fayette County Magistrate Court and subsequently transported to the Southern Regional Jail.

During the course of this follow up investigation, information was obtained which led to the dismissal of the original robbery charge against Mr. Wills.  However, more appropriate charges are currently being filed which more accurately reflect his level of involvement in this crime.  Furthermore, the follow up investigation revealed that the suspects did not represent themselves as West Virginia State Troopers rather they simply identified themselves as being law enforcement officers.  The West Virginia State Police is not known to be missing a uniform or a jacket and no such items were recovered as a result of this investigation.           

Any questions or requests for interviews should be directed to Corporal M. A. Elswick at 304-779-2161.      

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SMITHERS (WVVA) - A former police officer already indicted on drug charges is arrested again -- this time for a home invasion.

Donald Wills, 43, of Smithers is charged with first-degree robbery.

Police say Wills and another man raided an apartment on Michigan Avenue in Smithers, armed with guns, looking for cash and prescription drugs.

Wills and the other man allegedly identified themselves as police officers.

The second suspect remains at large.

Wills was arrested earlier this summer on drug charges while working for the Glasgow Police Department in Kanawha County.

Previous report: Police officer arrested on drug charge

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