Pittsburgh FBI raids home of former Buckhannon Mayor


BUCKHANNON — On Friday, September 30, local law enforcement was present as the Pittsburgh Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted an investigation at the home of former Buckhannon Mayor and current City Council member David W. McCauley. Local law enforcement and the Pittsburgh FBI were present at McCauley’s home, which is located at 10 Meade Street for an undetermined amount of time while conducting the investigation. 

While on the scene, witnesses revealed that McCauley had been seen being escorted out with FBI officers into a silver Suburban, which then headed towards West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC). It was also speculated by witnesses that the investigation is in regard to an alleged sexual matter between McCauley and a minor. These allegations have yet to be deemed factual. 

The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office was on scene along with the FBI. The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office did not have any comments at press time. However, the Pittsburgh FBI was contacted and The Record Delta spoke with a representative who stated, “All I can confirm is that we are conducting law enforcement activity.” The FBI representative also confirmed that the Pittsburgh FBI does cover West Virginia and western Pennsylvania. 

The City of Buckhannon was also contacted and released the following statement. “The City of Buckhannon has been made aware of an investigation involving a member of City Council. The city will continue to closely follow this case and will act appropriately as facts emerge, but the city has no further comment at this time.”

WVWC released the following statement. “The college is aware of an investigation that potentially impacts a faculty member. Out of respect for the investigatory process, we have no comment about the investigation.”

Continue to follow The Record Delta for details on this developing story.

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