Buckhannon man arrested for burglary after door found ripped off house

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man was arrested Friday after allegedly breaking into a home and being in possession of methamphetamine.

Cody Burr, 29, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, a misdemeanor; destruction of property, a misdemeanor; and burglary, a felony.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by investigating officer Patrolman Angel McCauley with the Buckhannon Police Department, on Friday March 12, McCauley responded to Morton Avenue in reference to a E911 dispatch regarding a complaint about breaking-and-entering. While en route, McCauley learned Burr was walking on Oklahoma Avenue towards town and was able to locate him on that road.

Burr told McCauley admitted to being in the home referenced but claimed he had been invited into the home.

McCauley spoke with the original caller and obtained the owner’s phone number. The owner stated Burr did not have permission to be at his house, and an investigation showed the back door to the house had been ripped off the hinges and a window had been broken.

After Burr was placed in handcuffs, he reportedly admitted to possessing a pipe, and McCauley found a cigarette pack in Burr’s lower left pocket of his pants, which allegedly contained a green bag with .43 grams of a white crystal substance, the file says. According to the report, Burr stated it was methamphetamine, and the field test indicated it was methamphetamine.

Bail was set at $20,000.

The penalty for a conviction of possession of methamphetamine is confinement in a jail for not less than 90 days nor more than six months or a fine of not more than $1,000 or both. The penalty for a conviction of destruction of property is confinement in the county or regional jail for not more than one year or a fine of not more than $500 or both. Finally, the penalty for a conviction of burglary is confinement in a state correctional facility for not less than one nor more than 15 years.

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