Burglary suspects could face charges in W.Va.

Published 9:24 am Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lawrence County officials are waiting to hear if two suspects in last week’s burglary and police chase will be extradited soon.

Sheriff Jeff Lawless said the two men, Elmer Mills and Teddy Mulkey, have not yet been brought back to Lawrence County and a court date has not been set.

Before they face charges in Lawrence County, the two may face charges for a home invasion in Wayne County, W.Va., Lawless said. If they are not charged, the extradition will proceed and the suspects should be brought back to Ohio within 10 days, he said.

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In Lawrence County, Mulkey and Mills will face charges of aggravated burglary, felonious assault and fleeing and eluding a police officer. They are accused of burglarizing the home of John and Amanda Carter of 2815 County Road 115, Chesapeake.

The couple came home to find the suspects as well as another man in the residence Thursday afternoon. At least two of the three men reportedly assaulted John Carter. After a police chase that crossed state lines, the two were arrested in Huntington, W.Va. A third suspect has not been arrested.

The two reportedly discarded a handgun and a small assault rifle they stole from the house while they were still in Ohio. The sheriff’s office found and recovered the assault rifle but has not found the handgun, Lawless said.