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State police arrest 2 in museum break-in

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Two Beckley men have been arrested and charged with breaking into the Huntington Museum of Art in an attempt to steal silver antiquities.

Huntington Police Chief W.H. Holbrook says in a statement that 24-year-old Deon Staunton and 23-year-old Remington Wright were arrested Thursday and charged with breaking and entering.

Police disrupted a break-in at the museum on April 14. They traced a U-haul found at the museum that night to Wright. Holbrook said detectives also talked to a local pawn shop owner who said Wright had approached him before the break-in to arrange the sale of silver antiquities for money.

Wright and Staunton are being held in the Southern Regional Jail. It was not immediately clear whether they had attorneys.

 


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