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Buckhannon woman allegedly admits to burglarizing home in May 2021

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County woman was arrested last week for allegedly burglarizing a home after kicking in a door in May 2021.

Christina Haggerty, 29, of Buckhannon, was arrested Friday, March 31, for burglary, a felony, in connection to an incident that reportedly transpired in May of 2021.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by Upshur County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Linger, on May 28, 2021, Linger responded to a home on Whispering Way in Buckhannon W.Va., for a reported breaking-and-entering in progress.

The file says Linger arrived on scene at 4:09 p.m. and spoke to the victims. They told Linger they were in their room when they got a phone call from the neighbors, who said a male subject was coming to their house. The victims told Linger the next thing they knew the male subject and a female came to their house and allegedly kicked the door open, went into their room and started to beat them up.

Linger photographed the door they allegedly kicked in and the victims’ injuries.

On June 8, 2021, the male subject went to the Sheriff’s Department and turned himself in after learning law enforcement officers were looking for him. Then, on June 24, 2021, Linger was advised by Sgt. Rodney Rolenson, also with the sheriff’s office, that a female, later identified as Haggerty, attended the male subject’s preliminary hearing with him.

Haggerty allegedly admitted to Rolenson that she had kicked the door open and claimed it was her who had started to beat up one of the victims, and “she wanted to take all the blame,” the complaint states. Linger questioned the victims again, and they said Haggerty was the one who kicked the door open and started to beat up one of the victims and hit the other victim when he tried to break the fight up.

Bail was set at $10,000 cash or surety by Upshur County Magistrate Mark Davis.

The potential 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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