Crime

Spring Mills man charged with burglary

A Potter Township man faces burglary and theft charges after allegedly entering an area home in search of prescription medications.

According to the criminal complaint filed by state police at Rockview, a trooper responded at about 8:50 a.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of Main Road in Spring Mills for a report of a burglary. A female resident told the trooper she had been in her bedroom when she heard someone in the kitchen.

She reportedly told police that she saw a white teenage male rummaging through her kitchen cabinet where her medications are kept. When she confronted the male, he left the residence.

Through a canvas of the neighborhood, police said, the trooper spoke with Brent A. Fegley, 18, who reportedly claimed he had been feeling sick that morning and had not left his residence.

Fegley, Brent
Brent Fegley

An area man was interviewed, police said, who reported that Fegley had come to his residence at about 7:30 a.m. that morning and asked to use the bathroom. About 40 minutes after Fegley left, the man allegedly saw Fegley running through his yard carrying a black garbage back with a square object in it.

The trooper again spoke to Fegley, who now reported that he had left his residence earlier to look for his dogs, police said.

Troopers were contacted by a neighbor of the female resident on Wednesday who said he had video of an individual exiting the wood patch between his residence and the woman’s residence. A review of the video reportedly showed Fegley exiting a wooded area carrying a back plastic bag, which was now believed to contain an Xbox.

Fegley was also seen on the video rummaging through his pants pockets before he exited the camera’s view, police said. A pill bottle for Vicodin prescribed to the woman was found in a driveway in this location. Fegley was also reportedly seen running through the driveway at about 8:10 a.m.

A warranted search of Fegley’s residence revealed several smoking devices, a grinder and multiple baggies, police said.

Fegley was taken to the Rockview police station to be interviewed, police said, and reportedly told police he had taken several Xanax pills at about 6 a.m. that day before he “did this.” When asked about the Xbox, he allegedly said he “could look in his usual hiding places.”

Fegley declined to answer any further questions, police said.

He was arraigned Thursday before Distrcit Judge Thomas Jordan, according to court documents, and charged with a felony count of burglary and misdemeanor charges of theft, receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at 10 percent of $20,000.

He was released from the Centre County Correctional Facility after posing bail, CCCF staff said. A preliminary hearing is slated for Oct. 11.

Jeremy Hartley: 814-231-4616, @JJHartleyNews

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