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Two Men Arrested In Connection With Break-In At Hot Dog Restaurant

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Dave Benton
Reported: Jun. 27, 2014 10:07 AM EDT
Updated: Jun. 27, 2014 12:43 PM EDT
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Hillbilly Hotdogs B&E
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Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia

Police are looking for a third suspect in the Friday morning robbery at Hillbilly Hot Dogs.

Restaurant manager Robert Rutherford says he does plan to press charges against the two men police have already caught. "This is the second time in six months we been robbed. Last time was Christmas Eve and we didn't catch the people. But, we caught three this time and are going to press charges for breaking and entering as well as grand larceny. We're definitely doing this to to the full extent and letting people know we're not pushing over on crime."





Two men have been arrested in connection with a breaking and entering at Hillbilly Hotdogs in Huntington.

William Anderson Hatfield, 22, and James D. Frye, 25, both of Huntington were arrested overnight after police said they found them with a cooler filled with items from the Hillbilly Hotdogs at 15th Street and Third Avenue, according to a news release from the Huntington Police Department.

Police said the men were stopped after they were spotted by an officer in the area of Hal Greer Boulevard and Ninth Avenue. The suspects were on the U Haul lot near several vehicles attempting to hide from the officer as he patrolled the area, police said.

The men were detained after they were found with a cooler with items from the restaurant, police said. A police unit sent to check on the business found that the restaurant had been entered by force.

Huntington Police Lt. John Williams said Hatfield and Frye will be charged with one count of breaking and entering.

This is not the first time that the Huntington restaurant has been a target. In June 2013, owners Sonny and Sharie Knight said the Huntington eatery had been broken into six times.



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