Booked for burglaries


BUCKHANNON— A Buckhannon man was booked Saturday evening for two counts of burglary, forgery and petit larceny. According to court documents, 25-year-old Kendall Tenney committed these crimes associated with both his father and grandmother.

The criminal complaint stated that on June 18, Officer Wright was dispatched to the residence of 4826 Tallmansville Rd. in response to a burglary complaint. Upon the officer’s arrival, he made contact with the victim, Navonda Tenney. She mentioned that she left her residence at roughly 10 a.m. and returned that evening around 5 p.m. to notice her garage door handle wasn’t how she left it. 

As the victim searched to see if anything was missing, she entered her bedroom and discovered that the money that was kept under her bed was missing. She stated she had about $50 in silver dollars and roughly $80 in loose change. Approximately 10 pieces of jewelry valued at around $200 were also missing, according to Mrs. Tenney. She thought the suspect exited the house through the rear door and then stated that she believed the suspect to be her grandson, Kendall Tenney.

A couple days later, the victim noticed a check had been removed from her checkbook and the accused had reportedly made the attempt to cash the check at First Community Bank in Grafton, WV. The teller at the bank did not allow the transaction to take place after securing the accused driver’s license. On the same day, Officer Menendez was able to meet up with Tenney at the Buckhannon Detachment and was able to reach a confession from the suspect. 

Tenney had reportedly also just been charged with a burglary that occurred about June 3, in which he made entrance into his father Dennis Tenney II’s residence. The accused allegedly made his way into the house through the door of the basement by detaching a security chain lock that Tenney’s father kept tied and stole $240.00 in paper and coin money, along with a bank check from the victim’s checkbook. Tenney reportedly forged the check in an attempt to make a $438.31 purchase at the Lowe’s store in Buckhannon. 

Tenney was arrested Saturday evening and remains in custody at Tygart Valley Regional Jail. A combined bond has been set in the total amount of $85,000 by Magistrate Kay Hurst.

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