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Two men arrested in home invasion case

Mar. 01, 2013 @ 11:30 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Two men were arrested Thursday in connection with a home invasion minutes after the incident was reported to police, according to criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court.

The incident took place at 11 a.m. Thursday a home in Getaway, Ohio, in Lawrence County, where a man fled from his home into the woods when two people broke into his home. His adult son remained in the home during the incident and took a photo of the getaway car.

Joseph A. Workman II, 38, of Barboursville, and Scott Andrew Edie II, 23, of Huntington, each were charged with felony receiving and transferring stolen property and with being fugitives from justice in Cabell County, according to the complaint.

Lawrence County dispatchers advised Cabell County authorities the suspects had fled the area following the break-in, and they possibly had fled to West Virginia, the complaint said.

A Huntington Police officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 4300 block of U.S. 60, and West Virginia State Troopers arrived on the scene, the officer stated in the complaint.

Officers searched the two men who were inside of the vehicle, and they located jewelry, which Lawrence County deputies confirmed was stolen during the incident, according to the complaint.

Officers were able to confirm the vehicle as the one that was used to flee the scene of break-in, thanks to the photo from the victim's son, the complaint stated.

Once the men were in custody, officers also learned some of the stolen property was at a nearby apartment. Officers recovered the property, including four firearms, at the apartment, according to the complaint.

The status of the investigation was listed as ongoing in the complaints, but no charges had been filed against the men in connection to the actual break-in in Lawrence County as of Friday night.

Bond was set at $25,000 for each man, and they remained incarcerated at the Western Regional Jail.