POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A third person has been sentenced after an alleged home invasion in Leon earlier this year that led to a high-speed chase into Cabell County.
Frankie Chapman II, 30, of Huntington, entered a plea of guilty to two felony offenses of burglary in Mason County Circuit Court. He recently appeared before Judge David W. Nibert who sentenced him to the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than 15 years for each offense. He was given credit for time previously served. The sentences were to be served concurrent with each other and consecutive to any other sentence Chapman may be serving.
Chapman was also ordered to pay restitution in the sum of $290 to the victim.
Also sentenced in this case were Emily Hope Adkins, 31, of East Lynn, who entered a plea of guilty to the felony offense of entering without breaking and was sentenced to the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than 10 years. She was credited for 189 days already served.
Chad E. Beckett, 23, of Barboursville, entered a plea of guilty to the felony offense of burglary and was sentenced to not less than one nor more than 15 years in the penitentiary. He is to serve this sentence consecutive to a sentence in Cabell County Circuit Court. In Mason County Circuit Court, he was also ordered to pay restitution of $290 to the alleged victim. He was given credit for already serving 215 days in jail.
The trio was indicted by the May term of the grand jury for burglary, grand larceny, conspiracy and attempted robbery in the first degree as a result of an incident which occurred on March 31 of this year.
According to the West Virginia State Police, it all began with a report of an alleged home invasion on Tribble Road in Leon. The homeowner told police a person kicked in his door and entered the residence armed with a handgun and pointed the gun at his head. The homeowner then armed himself with a shotgun and was able to scare the person, who was later, allegedly identified as Chapman, out of the residence.
Chapman, along with Adkins and Beckett, then got into an SUV where Chapman allegedly brandished the handgun at the homeowner, who fired three times at the SUV, knocking out the back glass and tail light. The three were later spotted on W.Va. 2 with the SUV coming to a stop in Lesage. All three ran from the vehicle with Adkins and Beckett arrested on the scene. Shots were allegedly fired at law enforcement and Beckett was shot on the scene. Chapman then allegedly stole a pickup truck in Lesage and was later apprehended in Guyandotte.
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