The following criminal complaint has been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate office:
William R. Snyder: Thomas, was charged with one count of Burglary. The complaint states that on Wednesday, Oct. 21 Chief Deputy M. Sigley and TFC J.J. Schmidle were dispatched to 180 Snyder Run Rd in reference to a male subject entering the residence and holding an AR-15 that was seen on video surveillance by the home owners. Upon arrival the officers made contact with a male subject namely William (Billy) Snyder who was standing outside the residence next to a vehicle. Sigley did notice that Billy was holding an AR-15 magazine in his hand. He advised Billy to drop the magazine which he complied. Billy then made a hand motion towards the backside of him and Sigley advised him to not move his hands. Billy did place both hands in the air and Sigley conducted a pat down search. Sigley located a Glock handgun in Billy’s backside waistband along with several AR-15 ammo in his pocket. Billy advised that the handgun belonged to his father. He advised to Sigley that he did fire off several rounds of ammo into the woods to scare people off that were chasing him. Sigley then detained Billy until the owners of the residence were contacted. Billy advised to the officers that he entered the residence through the side window and advised that he took to screen out also. Sigley noticed that the screen was on the ground and a blue barrel was located under the window. TFC J.J. Schmidle left the scene and made contact with the homeowners at a location nearby and collected a statement from them. The homeowners then arrived at the residence and Sigley showed William Snyder the handgun and ammo that was located on Billy’s person. Sigley along with William entered the residence at the basement door to check and see if anything was missing. Sigley noticed empty AR-15 ammo casings lying on the ground near the basement door. Once inside the residence William advised that different handguns of his were lying out that he did not place there. William advised that the AR-15 in the video surveillance was put back in its storage location and he did know that it was used and several rounds of ammo were missing or used. William then collected the handgun and ammo from outside. Billy was then transported to the West Virginia State Police Detachment for processing and then transported to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail where he will be held. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven otherwise.