MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia State Police arrested three men after a robbery incident last week in Monongalia County.
On Wednesday, April 14, police were notified of an armed robbery at Rolling Hills Village, near Morgantown, according to a press release.
A man stated that after he returned to his home, three omen entered his home, behind him, wearing black, hooded sweatshirts and ski masks. The men brandished pistols and stole $800 and a debit card from his pockets, police said.
The victim recognized one of the men as his nephew and another as his girlfriend’s cousin’s fiance. He described the guns the men were wielding as black semi-automatic pistols, troopers said.
Troopers were able to confirm the victim’s account through surveillance video and found earlier video that showed an SUV parked in front of the victim’s home. In that second video, the two men the victim identified are seen going into his residence without his permission.
The SUV belonged to the one accused man’s fiance, troopers discovered. State Police then learned that the woman who owned the SUV bought two handguns, a Taurus G2C 9mm and a Glock 26 9mm, for the men shortly before the robbery.
On Monday, April 19, troopers, along with the West Virginia State Police Special Response Team, conducted a search warrant at a home. Evidence collected during that search led to Jalen McKissick(the woman’s fiance), 25, Shane Thomason(the victim’s nephew), 20 and Nasaiah Thomason, 19, being charged with robbery, burglary and conspiracy.
When questioned, McKissick named Nasaiah as the third suspect, troopers said. The pair then admitted to crimes, in specific detail, while Shane said the other two did it without him, according to court documents.
The trio are all being held in the North Central Regional Jail with bail set at $50,000 each.