Sentencing in alleged home invasion


Beth Sergent - bsergent@civitasmedia.com



POINT PLEASANT — Two of the three people arrested after an alleged home invasion in Leon that led to a high-speed chase into Cabell County have been sentenced.

Emily Hope Adkins, 31, East Lynn, entered a plea of guilty to the felony offense of entering without breaking and was sentenced to the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than 10 years. She was credited for 189 days already served.

Chad E. Beckett, 23, Barboursville, entered a plea of guilty to the felony offense of burglary and was sentenced to not less than one nor more than 15 years in the penitentiary. He is to serve this sentence consecutive to his sentence in Cabell County Circuit Court. It was not immediately known what his sentence was in Cabell County.

In Mason County Circuit Court, he was also ordered to pay restitution of $290 to the alleged victim. He was given credit for already serving 215 days in jail.

Frankie Chapman II, 30, Huntington, the third person charged in this case, has entered a plea of guilty to the felony offense of burglary. His sentencing was continued to today in Mason County Circuit Court and the details of the sentence were not known at press time.

The trio was indicted by the May term of the grand jury for burglary, grand larceny, conspiracy, attempted robbery in the first degree, as a result of an incident which occurred on March 31 of this year.

According to the West Virginia State Police, it all began with a report of a alleged home invasion on Tribble Road in Leon. The homeowner told police a person kicked in his door and entered the residence armed with a handgun and pointed the gun at his head. The homeowner then armed himself with a shotgun and was able to scare the person, who was later identified as Chapman, out of the residence.

Chapman, along with Adkins and Beckett, then got into an SUV where Chapman allegedly brandished the handgun at the homeowner, who fired three times at the SUV, knocking out the back glass and tail light. The three were later spotted on W.Va. 2 with the SUV coming to a stop in Lesage. All three ran from the vehicle with Adkins and Beckett arrested on the scene. Shots were allegedly fired at law enforcement and Beckett was shot on the scene. Chapman then allegedly stole a pickup truck in Lesage and was later apprehended in Guyandotte.

Judge David W. Nibert has presided over the trio’s cases which contain charges only alleged to have happened in Mason County.

Beth Sergent

bsergent@civitasmedia.com

Reach Beth Sergent at bsergent@civitasmedia.com or on Twitter @BSergentWrites.

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