Rash of break-ins result in arrest

Published 10:27 am Wednesday, June 25, 2014

COAL GROVE — Burglaries of several homes recently in Coal Grove have resulted in one man being arrested.

“We’ve been really busy,” Eric Spurlock, Coal Grove police chief, said.

Brandon Rymer, 28, of 511 Washington St. in Coal Grove, will appear in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court today after his arrest on Monday, June 16, for allegedly committing multiple burglaries. Spurlock said the stolen items were being pawned or sold for cash.

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Spurlock said Rymer admitted to using money acquired from pawning or selling the stolen items to buy heroin and prescription pills.

“A couple of people knew who was doing it,” Spurlock said. “When he was approached by officers, he confessed to the crimes and was arrested.”