Burglary suspect arrested

PARKERSBURG – A man wanted for burglary in Parkersburg was discovered in the passenger seat of a vehicle after a routine traffic stop, police said.

Brian Scott Hornbeck, 20, of 710 Knopp St., Parkersburg, was arrested just after noon Thursday near the intersection of Staunton Avenue and Camden Street. Hornbeck is charged with the burglary of a home on Liberty Street Jan. 18, police said.

According to police reports, numerous items were found in the vehicle Hornbeck was a passenger in in connection with a crime the Wood County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Wood County deputies were called to the scene to assist, police said.

Hornbeck was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court and held on a $60,000 bond on the burglary charge from Parkersburg, according to court records.

He is one of three people arrested on burglary charges in the Liberty Street incident. Dustin Ray Kinney and Casey Gabriel Hornbeck were arrested Jan. 21 for their alleged part in the incident.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Wood County Magistrate Court, on Jan. 18, the three suspects entered the residence of Billy Cottrill at 3824 Liberty St., Parkersburg, by forcing open the front door. They allegedly removed items valued at approximately $18,700, police said.

Based on information received from the search warrant, detectives and agents of the Parkersburg Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force began a surveillance at a Mineral Wells hotel at 11 p.m. Jan. 18.

Several individuals exited the hotel, police said, and approached a vehicle suspected of being involved in the burglary. Six individuals were detained and questioned at the scene; three of the six were taken to the Parkersburg Police Department and interviewed.

Detectives have recovered more than 90 percent of the stolen items from the Parkersburg burglary, with the recovered items valued at an estimated $16,500, police said.

Four other individuals were detained and questioned by deputies in connection with the stolen items found pertaining to the case with the sheriff’s office, reports said.