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Oak Hill Man Arrested Following Home Burglary

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An arrest has been made following a December burglary at an Oak Hill residence.

Andrew Roy Smith, 33, of Oak Hill, was booked at Southern Regional Jail on June 1 after a warrant for his arrest was issued in Fayette County.

According to the criminal complaint, an officer with the Oak Hill Police Department responded to a call regarding a burglary in progress on December 26, 2020.

Upon arrival, the suspects had left, but the officer was able to view photographs of them taken by a neighbor as the burglary was in progress. Later, the officer was able to speak with the homeowner who stated that a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson Shield, a 9mm caliber SIG, $3,000 in old coins and paper money and $80 in quarters was missing from the home.

During the investigation, one of the four suspects came forward and gave a statement to officers that Smith and another man had “forced themselves into the residence” while the other suspects waited in the vehicle, the complaint alleges.

That same day, one of the suspects purchased goods at a local gas station with gold coins, silver dollars and half dollars. Those coins were retrieved by an officer.

A warrant was issued for this suspect, according to the complaint.

Smith faces one felony charge of burglary. A surety/cash bond has been set at $25,000.

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