Man charged for B&E in Wheeling

WHEELING, WV – A local man is facing felony charges after breaking and entering an Elm Grove business last Thursday.  Just after 5 a.m., Dec. 24, Wheeling Police were dispatched to Gumby’s in the 2100 block of National Road for an initial burglar alarm. Further investigation revealed the business was forcibly entered by someone and several items stolen.

Video surveillance showed the suspect breaking into the business and fleeing shortly police arrived on scene. After reviewing the footage, police searching the area were able to identify the suspect on Junior Avenue based on a clothing description and the suspect being involved in a disorderly call earlier with the same responding officers.

Police arrested David Michael Sexton, 36 of Benwood, W.Va. He is charged with one count of breaking and entering. Sexton was taken to the Northern Regional Jail by WPD where bond was set at $10,000.