Deputies have arrested a man who broke into an Elkview apartment and took electronics, said Capt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities were called at 12:40 p.m. Thursday after resident Kevin Ray Madison, of Wise Acres Drive, discovered a man inside his apartment and tried to detain him. However, the man was able to flee.
Deputies quickly arrived at the scene and found the suspect in the parking lot of the apartment complex.
Deputy M.D. Dickerson arrested Brett Alan Yates, 27, also of Wise Acres Drive. Yates told authorities that he had broken into the apartment earlier and stolen several electronic items that he took to a house on Bigley Avenue in Charleston. Deputies drove to that address and found a tablet computer and other items. Yates told deputies that he had returned to the apartment to get more goods.
Yates was taken to South Central Regional Jail to await arraignment.