Wheeling Man and His Son Jailed in Weekend Burglary in Sherrard

A father and son from Wheeling are facing charges after allegedly breaking into another family member’s house last week.

Deputies from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about someone breaking into a residence on Mount View Drive, located just outside Bethlehem near the First Church of God in Sherrard, Marshall County.

At the scene, deputies found James Golein Sr., 57, of Wheeling, who reportedly told police his son, 27-year-old Chad Golein of Wheeling, was upstairs.

According to a criminal complaint, both subjects told deputies that James Golein Jr., who was recently incarcerated on unrelated charges, had given them permission to gather his belongings from the house, which recently had been foreclosed.

James Golein Jr. reportedly told investigators he did give his father and brother permission to enter the house. However, as the home had been foreclosed, it was no longer his property, the complaint states. Inside the kitchen, a time card for workers from a loan company was found, along with work orders.

Police allegedly found pry marks around the doors to the house, as well as a pickax with some recently-rubbed-off rust. A neighbor reported seeing the two men try to open several doors before going to the rear of the building and opening the garage before carrying items out of the house, according to the complaint.

Both James Golein Sr. and Chad Golein were taken to the Northern Regional Jail with bond set at $5,000 each. Both are charged with felony daytime burglary and misdemeanor destruction of property.

In an unrelated arrest, police arrested Michael Patterson, 44, of Moundsville, after a traffic stop Saturday in Glen Dale. According to a criminal complaint, law enforcement stopped Patterson for improper registration, and further investigation revealed his driver’s license has been revoked since 1993, when he was convicted of DUI.

Patterson was convicted of driving on a suspended license five times between 1997 and 2008, the complaint states. His registration also did not match the make and model of the car he was driving, according to the report.

During a search of the vehicle, police allegedly found two bags of hypodermic needles and four yellow pills identified as Alprazolam, a controlled substance for which he lacked a prescription, according to the complaint.

Arresting officers also served a felony warrant on Patterson for driving on a revoked license.

Patterson is charged with two counts of driving on a revoked license, improper registration, false inspection sticker, no insurance and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $7,500.