UPDATE: Suspect ‘covered in blood’ formally charged with murder following burglary call in Wellsburg

Brooke County

A man is in jail facing homicide charges after a bloody scene today in Wellsburg.

UPDATE – Jeffery White has been formally charged with first-degree-murder and burglary in connection to the early Saturday morning death of a Wellsburg resident.

White was arraigned Sunday by the Brooke County Magistrate and a felony prelim will begin in the next 10 days.


WELLSBURG, W.Va. (WTRF) — Around 6:20 Saturday morning, the Brooke County Sheriff’s Department got a call of a possible burglary at 2645 Charles Street where a neighbor saw a window open.

Officers responded to the scene, where they found a window busted in with an air conditioning unit. And once in the home, dispatch says they found the man of the residence dead in the kitchen. 

After securing the scene, this is where lead investigator Lieutenant Micah Knisley says the suspect came back to the apartment, “covered in blood.”

Jeffery White, 27, was arrested and taken to the Northern Regional Jail on charges of first-degree murder and burglary. 

The Wellsburg Police Department will be taking the lead on the case. 

The name of the deceased has not been released at this time out of respect to the family. 

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