Man arrested for allegedly stealing belongings from a locker room on WVWC’s campus

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County man was arrested for allegedly stealing belongings from a locker room on West Virginia Wesleyan College’s campus.

Jamie A. Radcliff, 34, of Buckhannon, was arrested Tuesday for breaking and entering, a felony, in connection to an incident that allegedly occurred several months ago in May 2022.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by investigating officer Lt. Doug Loudin with the Buckhannon Police Department, on May 7, 2022, Radcliff allegedly broke in and entered the men’s locker room at the Rockefeller Center on West Virginia Wesleyan’s campus “with the intent to steal, take and carry away” several items.

The items allegedly included three WVWC backpacks, three pairs of shoes, an umbrella, rubber straps and a green Gatorade bottle, according to the file. The approximate value of the merchandise was $1,115.51. In the report, Loudin noted that, at the time of the incident, Radcliff was stopped by WVWC security for trespassing; however, they weren’t aware he was carrying out property that did not belong to him.

Upshur County Magistrate Alan Suder set bail at $15,000 cash or surety. As of Thursday afternoon, Radcliff remained incarcerated in Tygart Valley Regional Jail, according to the West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority website.

The potential penalty for a conviction of breaking and entering is imprisonment in the state penitentiary for not less than one nor more than 10 years.

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