by BILL ARCHER
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
SHAFT HOLLOW —
State Police in McDowell County arrested two persons Sunday afternoon on burglary charges related to the unauthorized removal of furniture from an Edmore Village residence.
The caretaker of a home owned by Chayna Eskins, 20, called state police to say that a male and female had removed furniture from Eskins’ home. Eskins has been incarcerated at Southwest Regional Jail on drug charges and was arrested last week while incarcerated for the first-degree murder of her husband.
Trooper B.D. Gillespie of the Welch Detachment, West Virginia State Police said that before he went to speak with the suspects in the case — Brandon Perkins, 23, and Kaitlyn Eskins, 18, both of Shaft Hollow — he called Chayna Eskins in prison and asked if she authorized her step-sister, Kaitlyn to remove furniture.
“Chayna said she didn’t give anyone permission to remove anything from her house,” Gillespie said. “When Kaitlyn said she had permission, I shared her step-sister’s statement with her.”
Gillespie and Trooper C.A. Dunn arrested Perkins and Eskins on one count each of burglary, petit larceny and conspiracy to commit a felony.