1/29/2014 7:42 AM
by Nadine Grimley
RICHWOOD - A Richwood police officer was booked in jail Tuesday after he allegedly stole pills from the department's evidence room.
Gerald Tinney, 42, of Craigsville, was charged with breaking and entering, entering without breaking, and delivery of a controlled substance. Sgt. Michael Baylous with the West Virginia State Police said that the charges stemmed from an investigation into Tinney and another suspect. The two were accused of taking 30 hydrocodone pills from the Richwood Police Department's evidence room back on December 26, 2013. Baylous said Tinney was a city police officer at the time. He's currently lodged in Central Regional Jail on $35,000 bond.
Baylous said the arrest of the second suspect is pending.