A Greenbrier County man was arrested during the early-morning hours on Saturday, April 3, as part of the county’s “Operation Spring Cleaning” initiative, a multi-agency effort that resulted in the arrest of 18 wanted fugitives. Alan Ray Bolyard, 48, of Rupert, has been charged with breaking and entering in connection with an incident that occurred on April 2, 2020.
On April 3, 2020, officers were dispatched to Martin Storage, located at 216 12th Street in Rainelle to investigate reports that several units had been broken into. Upon their arrival, officers spoke with the property owner, who “advised that at least five units had the lock removed and items were missing”.
According to the criminal complaint, the property owner further advised officers that a male suspect, identified as Alan Ray Bolyard, and an unidentified female suspect had been recently found in a storage unit on the property.
The property owner stated, “They had not called 911 as they feared a confrontation with the two.”
On April 14, Bolyard was found by investigators in Rupert. While providing a statement, Bolyard allegedly admitted to being found by the property owner in a storage unit, but that he had only broken into one unit. Bolyard refused to provide the name of the female suspect.
The complaint states that Bolyard then accompanied investigators to his residence on Pocahontas Street in Rupert, then “produced several items that had been taken from the storage units”.
Subsequent to his arrest, Alan Ray Bolyard was transported to Southern Regional Jail where he is being held on a $20,000 cash bond or surety.