Police arrest 2 in Huntington, W.Va., museum break-in

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Two Beckley, W.Va., men have been arrested and charged with breaking into the Huntington Museum of Art in an attempt to steal silver antiquities.

Huntington Police Chief W.H. Holbrook says in a statement that 24-year-old Deon Staunton and 23-year-old Remington Wright were arrested Thursday and charged with breaking and entering.

Police disrupted a break-in at the museum on April 14. They traced a U-haul found at the museum that night to Wright. Holbrook said detectives also talked to a local pawnshop owner who said Wright had approached him before the break-in to arrange the sale of silver antiquities for money.

Wright and Staunton are being held in the Southern Regional Jail. It was not immediately clear whether they had attorneys.

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