UPDATE: Police say alleged Rainelle burglar captured - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

UPDATE: Police say alleged Rainelle burglar captured

Posted:
Thomas Laton, image courtesy of Rainelle P.D. Thomas Laton, image courtesy of Rainelle P.D.
  • More Local NewsMore Local NewsMore>>

  • Man wanted in armed robbery of convenience store

    Man wanted in armed robbery of convenience store

    PINEY VIEW (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who allegedly robbed a convenience store at knife point.Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a male wearing a black hoodie and camouflage...More >>
    PINEY VIEW (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who allegedly robbed a convenience store at knife point.Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a male wearing a black hoodie and camouflage...More >>
  • Concord University chooses Boggess for president

    Concord University chooses Boggess for president

    ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Board of Governors (BOG) has selected Dr. Kendra Boggess as the University’s 12th president, contingent upon approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission)...More >>
    ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Board of Governors (BOG) has selected Dr. Kendra Boggess as the University’s 12th president, contingent upon approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission)...More >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Business vandalized by ten and 12 year-old

    EXCLUSIVE: Business vandalized by ten and 12 year-old

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Staff at Medical Massage and Therapy in downtown Bluefield, WV were stunned to learn two juveniles are the alleged culprits behind the extreme vandalism to their building.“I'm just shocked... Just can't believe it," owner Dana Deskins told WVVA.The ten and 12-year-old boys are charged with breaking and entering and two felony charges of destruction of property.The owners say the boys first tried to set fire to the building on the night of Sunday, April 13th."It could have b...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Staff at Medical Massage and Therapy in downtown Bluefield, WV were stunned to learn two juveniles are the alleged culprits behind the extreme vandalism to their building.“I'm just shocked... Just can't believe it," owner Dana Deskins told WVVA.The ten and 12-year-old boys are charged with breaking and entering and two felony charges of destruction of property.The owners say the boys first tried to set fire to the building on the night of Sunday, April 13th."It could have b...More >>

UPDATE:

Thomas Laton, the man police have been hunting after an alleged burglary in Rainelle last week, is behind bars Chief JP Stevens said Wednesday.

Stevens says the Lewisburg State Police Detachment and Rainelle Police worked together to capture Laton from a Fairlea residence, where he was hiding.

"I want to thank them for helping us out with this," said Stevens.

Laton is now in Southern Regional Jail on $11,000 bond.

Upon his arrest, Stevens said they also discovered Laton had 10 warrants for worthless checks.

The two others police alleged were hiding Laton have also been arrested, and later posted bond. Jonathan and Virginia Ferrell of Lewisburg were each charged with falsifying information to officers.

---------------------------

RAINELLE, W. VA (WVVA)-- Rainelle police say a man is still on the run after an alleged burglary of a Rainelle residence.

According to Chief JP Stevens of the Rainelle Police Department, Jameson Hampton of Rainelle and Thomas Laton of Charmco  broke into a Horton Ave. home.

He says they got in through the kitchen window and stole at least $4050 worth of property, including 3 hunting bows, 2 stereo amps, a cell phone, some box speakers, a toolbox, 2 computers, and 4 tires/wheels from the car parked out front of the home.

Stevens said Tuesday that Jameson Hampton was captured by police and confessed to the crime.

Thomas Laton is still on the run, and chief jp stevens believes he is hiding in the Lewisburg area.

Police are still working on recovering the stolen property, but they have found the bows and one of the computers.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.