CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- St. Albans police followed two sets of footprints in this morning's freshly fallen snow to a house where two burglary suspects were allegedly found.
Police went to a house in the 700 block of Spring Street after a man reported his neighbor's house had been broken into, according to Capt. James Agee of the St. Albans Police Department.
Agee said the man told police he became suspicious when two males walked across his neighbor's yard. When he went to investigate, he found a door forced open.
The man then saw the two leaving, Agee said. When he tried to follow them, one allegedly turned around and fired a shot at him with a small handgun.
Police followed footprints from the house to another house across the alley, Agee said. Through a window, officers allegedly saw one of two people hiding something under a chair.
Agee said police then secured the two while they got a search warrant. They allegedly found a .22 caliber revolver under the chair, a laptop computer, electronics and checks allegedly belonging to the victim.
Craig A. Scott, 24, of St. Albans was arrested and charged with daytime burglary. A 16-year-old male was also charged with daytime burglary and with wanton endangerment for allegedly firing the shot.Reach Rusty Marks at rustyma...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1215.