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Regeic will face felony charges

By Staff | May 20, 2009

James Franklin Regeic

A Glen Easton man is facing multiple charges stemming from an alleged incident in Tyler County on May 16.

At approximately 8:10 p.m., Deputy J.K. Maston of the Tyler County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single car accident along W.Va. 18 just north of Tyler Consolidated High School. While en route to the scene, Maston was notified by Tyler County Dispatch that the driver of the vehicle, later identified as James Franklin Regeic, 19, of RD 1 Box 18 B, Glen Easton, had stolen a car from Joshua Henthorn after he stopped to help Regeic.

According to Henthorn, Regeic got into his white GMC Envoy, locked the doors and took off, traveling north on 18 toward Sistersville.

While attempting to locate the stolen vehicle, dispatch received another call from the residence of Luella Wells advising that a male had broken into her home located at 1901 Tyler Highway.

“Mrs. Wells advised that the man who broke into her residence identified himself as James Regeic. She also advised that the door he used to enter her residence, which had been locked at the time of entry, was now broken and would no longer close,” Maston stated.

Regeic was later apprehended by Ptl. M.A. Corley of the Sistersville Police Department on Riverside Drive after a high speed pursuit through Sistersville.

He now faces charges of burglary and grand larceny in connection with the incident; further charges may be pending.

The matter remains under the investigation of the Tyler County Sheriff’s Department.