UPDATE: Officials Arrest Man Who Allegedly Dug Holes Into Moundsville Businesses


Jacob White was arrested by police on Wednesday afternoon. 


An active search warrant has been issued for the second suspect allegedly involved in a bizarre Breaking & Entering case.

According to Sergeant Don DeWitt, officials with the Moundsville Police Department are actively searching for Jacob White of Moundsville, who allegedly dug holes in two Moundsville businesses attempting to break-in.

White is currently wanted for Breaking & Entering and Attempted Breaking & Entering in connection with a crime that took place last week. White is one of two men that were allegedly involved in this case. The other man, Dustin Plants, is currently behind bars after he was arrested at Connie’s Castle on Jefferson Avenue.

If you have any information about Jacob White, or where he could be, please call Moundsville Police at (304) 845-1611.

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An alarm call at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday sent Moundsville Police Officers to the scene of a bizarre crime that happened not once but twice in one night.

Moundsville Police Sergeant Don DeWitt said Dustin Plants is behind bars with no bond after working with an accomplice to dig inside two Moundsville businesses.

Police said both men were armed with tools inside a backpack digging through siding and dry wall until they hit bricks at the Polka Dot Café. That’s when the men allegedly moved to the back door and tried to pry it open before setting off the alarm.

When officers arrived on scene at the Polka Dot Café, Plants and the second suspect were already gone.

But, Sergeant Dewitt said that didn’t stop them. Officers said they continued to Connie’s Castle on Jefferson Avenue, trying to dig through that wall. Sergeant Dewitt said this has happened in Moundsville before.

“In 2014, Connie’s Castle was entered and somebody broke in the same way, they dug through the wall and went in and entered all the poker machines and they got away with a decent amount of cash, however, it appears that these two offenders had found the repaired section for that breaking and entering and went in the same way,” said Dewitt.

Officers said they caught up with Plants inside Connie’s Castle after 5:30 a.m. He allegedly had cash and cigarettes ready to be taken from inside.

Plants was arrested without incident, and has been charged with two felonies, breaking and entering and attempted breaking and entering, which both carry 1 to 10 year sentences.

Police said they know who the second suspect is, and they are looking for him now.

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