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Monday, November 2, 2009

Local man pawns 8 grand in power tools

MARMET, W.VA. -- A Chesapeake man accused of stealing nearly $8,000 in power tools from his work truck and pawning them has been arrested.

Charlie Ballard, owner of B&B Construction, told Marmet police that he'd hired Glen David Skidmore, 35, of 132nd Street in August to be a building estimator and gave him access to a company tool truck as part of the job, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court.

Ballard reported that items stored in the vehicle started to go missing during Skidmore's regularly scheduled shifts, police said.

Skidmore is accused of taking a DeWalt Saws All valued at $298, a DeWalt 3/4 impact wrench valued at $882, a Miller Bobcat 250 welder valued at $3,999, a Jancy Slugger magnetic drill valued at $1,000, a power washer valued at $300 and an Acculine laser level valued at $750, according to the complaint.

Police said Skidmore went to Dean's Pawnshop in St. Albans on Sept. 5 and pawned the magnetic drill, the power washer, and the laser level for $360.

The man allegedly went back to the pawnshop Sept. 11 and pawned the welder for $840, the complaint said. On Sept. 21, he pawned the Saws All and impact wrench for $144, according to the complaint.

Marmet officers went to Dean's Pawnshop on Sept. 22 and retrieved the items, along with the pawn ticket signed by Skidmore, the complaint said.

Skidmore was taken into custody Friday and charged with felony grand larceny. He is being held at South Central Regional Jail.


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