Deputies: Man arrested twice after burglary in which tens of thousands of dollars stolen

Kanawha County deputies say Justin Dale Graves, 35, of Charleston is charged with transferring and receiving stolen property. (Kanawha County Sheriff's Office)

Kanawha County deputies said a man was arrested twice after tens of thousands of dollars in cash, collector coins, antique guns, jewelry and other valuables were stolen in a burglary.

Justin Dale Graves, 35, of Charleston is charged with transferring and receiving stolen property, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy responded after a burglary occurred March 9 at a residence on Cane Fork Road near Charleston. Deputies learned during the investigation a white Chevrolet Blazer or GMC Jimmy was last seen around the house at the time of the burglary.

The news release said a vehicle matching that description was found at a gambling establishment on Oakhurst Drive, between Cane Fork Road and South Charleston. Deputies said the vehicle’s owner and his friend, Graves, were found there.

Deputies said they found items from the burglary on Graves, and the vehicle’s owner said Graves had possession of the vehicle since that morning and he had not been with him. More stolen property was found during a search of the vehicle.

Graves was arrested and released on a $500 cash bond at Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

Deputies learned about a potential buyer of stolen property, and they went to a Charleston location where a transaction was possible. Investigators watched the location Wednesday night, waiting on a seller to meet the potential buyer. When Graves arrived, he was arrested again for transferring stolen property, deputies said.

Cash, several firearms and other items were also recovered from the Cane Fork Road burglary, deputies said.

Graves is currently being held in South Central Regional Jail on a $20,000 bond or 10 percent cash.

Anyone with information about the burglary or additional stolen property is asked to call 304-357-0169, submit a tip on the sheriff’s office website at, or send an emailed tip to

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