Two Greenbrier County men arrested after repeated break ins at Corner Store in Ronceverte

By Matthew Young, RealWV

Two Greenbrier County men are in jail this week, after being charged with breaking into a local store multiple times to steal candy and tobacco products. The men accused of the crime – Bruce Lee Hicks, 39, and Justin Gray Morgan, 41, both of Ronceverte – allegedly exchanged the majority of the stolen goods for methamphetamine. 

According to the criminal complaints, Hicks and Morgan broke into the Corner Market on Frankford Road in Ronceverte during the early morning hours of Thursday, June 27, and again on Friday, June 28. The complaints further state that Hicks and Morgan were confirmed to be the perpetrators by a third individual during the subsequent investigation, on July 2. However, while the complaint indicates that there was some communication between Hicks and the accuser, it does not specify if the third individual witnessed the break in. 

Hicks was arrested on the evening of Wednesday, July 3, on Monroe Avenue in Ronceverte. At the time of his arrest, Hicks is reported to have “confessed to breaking into the Corner Market.” According to the criminal complaints, Hicks stated that he and Morgan gave “a bag of Skittles” to the third individual who confirmed their identity to investigators, and “traded the rest of the items” to an individual on Greenbrier Avenue in Ronceverte for two grams of methamphetamine. 

Morgan was subsequently arrested on the morning of Thursday, July 4. As of the time of publication, no further arrests have been made in association with the alleged break ins or methamphetamine distribution. Both Bruce Hicks and Justin Morgan have been charged with two counts of breaking and entering, and are currently being held at Southern Regional Jail on separate $10,000 cash bonds.

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