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Cork Is Captured

By Staff | Dec 12, 2017

Larry Paul Cork

According to New Martinsville Police Chief Tim Cecil, Larry Paul Cork has been apprehended by law enforcement. Cork was apprehended in Washington County, Ohio around 7 p.m.

Cecil said Cork was apprehended in New Matamoras by Patrolman Smith of the New Matamoras Police Department.

Cork will be extradited to West Virginia to face his charges in Wetzel County.

Cork was free on bond for a domestic charge when he allegedly committed burglary on the home of his previous domestic victim.

According to law enforcement, Cork is a “person of interest” in seven recent breaking and entering investigations throughout the New Martinsville area, including the Wednesday night (Dec. 6) breaking and entering of three New Martinsville churches. Cork has been charged with the break-in of New Martinsville’s St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

As for the Dec. 6 breaking and entering at local churches, NMPD Chief Tim Cecil previously reported that St. Vincent De Paul Church, New Martinsville United Methodist Church, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church each suffered damages, including stolen money. The offenses occurred around 10 p.m., Dec. 6.

The chief confirmed that the churches’ Christmas gifts, for area needy children, were unwrapped, though he is unsure as to whether any of the gifts were stolen, as the churches are still assessing damages.

Chief Cecil said one of the church’s stained glass windows was busted.

Chief Cecil, Captain Steve Kastigar, along with Officers Courtney South and Adam Skinner, all responded to the church break-ins.