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Three arrested for breaking into condemned meth house in South Charleston

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Michael Eric Barnes Michael Eric Barnes
Marra Beth Altizer Marra Beth Altizer
Jesse Allen Reed Jesse Allen Reed

Three people were arrested after trying to break-in to a condemned house on Forest Circle in South Charleston around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

According to a criminal complaint, neighbors called 9-1-1 when they heard loud noises from the house "as if someone was forcing their way in".

When officers arrived they noticed the lights were on in the upstairs portion of the house and someone was standing in the window. The house had been boarded up by the City of South Charleston after a meth lab was discovered at the residence.

Officers went to the back deck and found that the plywood on one of the windows had been removed, and the window unlocked.

Officers arrested 23-year-old Marra Beth Altizer, Michael Eric Barnes and Jesse Allen Reed.  Altizer told police she needed to get into the house to get clothes and prescription medication for her mother.

The house was condemned when seven people were arrested last Wednesday, April 24, at the home after officers found meth-making materials. Those arrested Wednesday were: Marra Altizer (who bonded out and was rearrested Saturday), 23-year-old Robert Altizer, 54-year-old Melba Altizer, 30-year-old Lucas Lynch, 35-year-old Danny Ray Lockhart, 46-year-old James Essie Adkins IV, and 47-year-old Kurtis Lynn Harris.

Because none of the three had permission from the City of South Charleston to enter the house or remove any of the belongings, the three are charged with nighttime burglary.