Man Accused of Stealing Guns in Beaver Township Held for Court
According to court documents, the following charges against 39-year-old Ralph Gene Myers, of East Vandergrift, were held for court on Tuesday, June 25:
– Burglary – Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 1
– Theft by Unlawful Taking – Moveable Property, Felony 2
The charges have been transferred to the Clarion County Court of Common Pleas.
He is currently free on $5,000.00 monetary bail.
The charges stem from a theft that occurred at a residence located on Bashline Road in Beaver Township, Clarion County, on November 29, 2018.
Details of the case:
According to a criminal complaint, a camera that was displayed in the kitchen window of a residence at the above-described location recorded Ralph Gene Myers arrive in the driveway in a white Jeep Cherokee around 9:45 a.m. He exited the vehicle, went to the front of the residence, and then to the rear of the residence to find a door that had been unlocked.
Myers entered the structure and stole two firearms that were displayed on the wall, according to the complaint.
Myers was also recorded walking back to the Jeep with the two firearms and a black bag containing a nail gun, the complaint states.
According to the complaint, Trooper Jarrett, of the Clarion-based State Police, compared the individual in the video with Myers’ driver’s license photo to confirm his identity. Trooper Allison, who had prior dealings with Myers, also confirmed the identity.
He was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Amy Long Turk at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, March 29.
Unable to post $5,000.00 monetary bail, he was placed in the Clarion County Jail on March 29. A surety bond was posted by a professional bondsman, and Myers was released on April 18.
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