Huntington Police detectives along with the Beckley Police Department made two arrests and acquired three search warrants in connection with the break-in of the Huntington Museum of Art.
They arrested and charged Remington Wright and Deon Staunton, both of Beckley.
Detectives executed two search warrants and got DNA samples from both subjects.
These arrests are the result of a 2 1/2 month investigation conducted by the HPD Property Crimes Unit.
They determined that early on April 14, officers responded to an alarm call at the museum.
When they got there, they saw a man with a flashlight on the roof.
The suspects fled into the woods and police used K-9 officers to chase them where they found clothes and an abandoned U-Haul.
Upon further investigation, they found that the U-Haul was rented in Beckley by Wright.
They also found tools believed to be used in the break-in.
Those tools had been purchased by Wright at a Lowe's in Beckley just before the incident.
Officers say a local pawn shop owner reported that Wright had approached him about arranging the sale of silver antiques prior to the attempted theft.
Both subjects are in the Southern Regional Jail awaiting extradition to Cabell county.