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.