Third suspect sought in Liberty Street burglary

PARKERSBURG – A third suspect is being sought by Parkersburg police in the Jan. 18 burglary of a home in the 3800 block of Liberty Street.

Parkersburg police detectives are looking for Brian Scott Hornbeck, 20, 710 Knopp St., Parkersburg, for his alleged role in the incident.

Detectives arrested Dustin Ray Kinney and Casey Gabriel Hornbeck Monday on burglary charges.

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 and removing numerous items. Police said items valued at approximately $18,700 were taken.

Based on information received from the search warrant, detectives and agents of the Parkersburg Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force began 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 burglary, with the recovered items valued at an estimated $16,500, police said.

Police said the investigation is continuing with additional arrests possible.

Kinney was arrested Jan. 10 for allegedly breaking into a vehicle but was released on a $500 bond. During that incident, Parkersburg officers responded to a vehicle entry in the 500 block of Division Street.

Wood County 911 dispatchers provided a description of a suspect who had allegedly thrown a large piece of concrete through the window of a 2001 Mercury Cougar, stole a purse from the car and fled the area. An officer spotted two people, one matching the suspect’s description, about one block from the scene, police said.

Kinney was placed under arrest with a search of his person allegedly revealing a small amount of marijuana and items stolen during the reported vehicle entry.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Brian Hornbeck they are asked to contact the Parkersburg Police Department at 304-424-8444. Anonymous tips can also be left at