CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- One of two men accused of breaking into a grocery store near Fayetteville was already on probation for breaking into the same store.
Authorities say Heath Shockey, 30, and Michael Cooley, 27, both of Fayetteville, broke through the front doors of Ball's Grocery store with a hammer, stole cigarettes and tried to pry open an ATM.
Fayette County deputies responded to the store, which is along W.Va. 16, just after 1 a.m. Saturday. Several cartons of cigarettes were missing and the ATM was damaged, according to a statement issued by the sheriff's office.
Store surveillance showed two white men inside. Although the men were wearing masks, the storeowner and others were able to identify them by their "builds and mannerisms," according to the press release.
Deputies found and arrested them hours later, charging them with breaking and entering. Officers later found that Shockey was already on probation for a prior conviction of breaking into Ball's Grocery.
"The quick arrest in this case would not have been possible without the active assistance of the owner and employees of Ball's Grocery," Sheriff Steve Kessler said in the release.
Cooley and Shockey are being held at Southern Regional Jail on $10,000 bond.