BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County man was arrested for allegedly stealing a motorcycle from a locked garage.
Todd Sutton, 40, of Buckhannon, was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 3 for grand larceny, receiving or transferring stolen goods, conspiracy to inflict injury to person or property and burglary, all felonies.
According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by investigating officer Sgt. T.M. Stewart with the Buckhannon Police Department on July 15, 2021, at 3:07 a.m., Sutton allegedly entered a garage by breaking the lock on the door on a structure on Camden Avenue.
Once inside, Sutton allegedly removed a 2021 Yamaha 50 motorcycle valued at approximately $3,000. According to the report, Sutton pushed the motorcycle from the building, towards the back alley that runs toward Marion Street. Sutton was seen on video pushing the motorcycle out of view and then returned to the scene to retrieve a bicycle he hid at the scene, the file says. According to the report, while on the bicycle, Sutton allegedly started doing circles on the grass to cover up the tracks and left the scene.
Bail was set at $40,000 cash or surety by Upshur County Magistrate Alan Suder.
The penalty for grand larceny is confinement for not less than one nor more than 10 years, or in the discretion of the court, confinement in jail for not more than one year and a fine of not more than $2,500, while the penalty for receiving or transferring stolen goods is confinement for not less than one nor more than 10 years, or in the discretion of the court, confinement in jail for not more than one year and a fine of not more than $2,500.
In addition, the penalty for conspiracy to inflict injury to person or property is confinement in the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than 10 years, and the penalty for burglary is confinement in a state prison for not less than one nor more than 15 years.