Published On: Tue, Jul 29th, 2014

Theft to raise money for alleged drug traffickers foiled by police

By Peggy Mackenzie

A Ronceverte man broke into the home of Wanda Fay Jennings and Larry R. Jennings on Friday evening, July 20 and took rings and other items according to a report from Ronceverte police chief J.R. Byer. The Jennings couple are currently in the Southern Regional Jail, along with Donna J. Harman of Princeton, for charges of possession with intent to deliver a schedule II controlled substance, two counts of delivery of a schedule II controlled substance and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Justin Allen Morris, 30, was picked up on Monday afternoon for an incident unrelated to the robbery by Deputy G.R. Workman of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department. According to the West Virginia Daily News, Morris attempted to get rid of the rings while being pursued by Workman. Later, while in custody with the Ronceverte police, Morris said he took the items from the Jennings residence in order to raise money for their bond. He admitted he did not have permission from either Jennings to enter or take items from their home.

Chief Byer said he has reason to believe someone else was with Morris at the time of the robbery. Police are currently looking for that individual. Morris is currently being held at the Southern Regional Jail with a bond set at $12,500.