HUNTINGTON - The following information was provided by police reports filed in the Cabell County Sheriff's Office:

LARCENY: Two unknown suspects are accused of stealing a welcome mat from Billy Bob's Wonderland in Barboursville.

According to the police report, an employee at the business told police that one female and one male suspect had been playing games and approached the counter to ask about souvenir cups. The suspects were informed the business no longer has the cups, so the suspects opted for a T-shirt instead.

At that point, the female suspect ran out the door and the male suspect followed, bending down and wadding up an approximately 5-foot by 7-foot welcome mat with the Billy Bob's Wonderland logo on it.

The suspects were seen fleeing the area in a silver Dodge Durango with a Virginia license plate that is registered to a 2019 Dodge Ram.

The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court:

POSSESSION WITH INTENT: A man was arrested Wednesday following a search warrant execution by members of the Huntington Violent Crimes Drug Task Force and the Huntington Police Department SWAT Team at a residence in the 1500 block of Hal Greer Boulevard.

According to the criminal complaint, officers located approximately 31.3 grams of suspected heroin, 8.38 grams of suspected cocaine, multiple sets of digital scales, unspecified drug packaging paraphernalia and a loaded firearm. The firearm was allegedly reported stolen from Charleston in December 2018. A portion of the seized narcotics was allegedly individually packaged.

Matthew Ernest Thomas, 28, was jailed at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and receiving/transferring stolen property. Bond was set at $105,000.

The following information was provided by police reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed 12 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Failure to process/fingerprint, DUI - second offense, possession of a controlled substance, 1:39 a.m. Wednesday, 5th Street and 6th Avenue.

Warrant service/execution, 2:16 a.m. Wednesday, 800 block of Adams Avenue.

Stolen auto/auto theft, midnight Tuesday, West 13th Street and Virginia Avenue.

Shoplifting - first and second offense, 6:51 p.m. Tuesday, 1500 block of 6th Avenue.

Burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, 3 p.m. June 11, 1000 block of 22nd Street.

Found property, 10:15 p.m. Saturday, 1100 block of Virginia Avenue.

Identity theft, 7:35 p.m. May 24, 900 block of 3rd Avenue.

Receiving or transferring stolen goods - misdemeanor, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, 1st Street and 5th Avenue.

Breaking and entering, 10 p.m. Friday, 500 block of Hagan Street, Guyandotte.

Possession of counterfeit with intent to utter, 6 p.m. June 9, 500 block of 31st Street.

Paraphernalia, driving under suspension or revocation, 7:59 a.m. Tuesday, Riverside Drive and 9th Avenue.

Attempt to commit felony, 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, 1500 block of 9th Avenue.

The following information was provided by booking records kept at Western Regional Jail:

Daniel Merle Dykes, 35, was jailed at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with receiving/transferring stolen property and fleeing. Bond was set at $23,000.

Michael Shawn Hunter, 50, was jailed at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with destruction of property and procuring utilities. Bond was set at $60,000.

James Robert Smith, 23, was jailed at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with possession of a controlled substance and third-offense shoplifting. Bond was not set.

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