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May 16, 2013

Man forces way into Mineral sheriff's home

FOUNTAIN, W.Va. — A Keyser man who was believed to be under the influence of crystal meth allegedly forced his way into the home of the Mineral County sheriff Tuesday morning, thinking he was at a relative’s home in the same neighborhood, Sheriff Jeremy Taylor said.

Taylor’s wife answered the door after her husband had left for an early morning legislative breakfast, the sheriff said.

When she opened the door, Matthew Ryan O’Reilly, 20, entered the home. O’Reilly raided the Taylors’ kitchen and told Mrs. Taylor that he was sick. “She asked if he wanted an ambulance and he acted nervous,” Taylor said.

O’Reilly was in the home for about 15 or 20 minutes before Mrs. Taylor had the chance to call the sheriff.

When Taylor arrived home, he could see that O’Reilly was under the influence and discovered that he possessed crystal methamphetamine.

O’Reilly was held in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail in Augusta on $10,000 bond on burglary charges, Taylor said.

Taylor’s children were also in the home during the incident, he said.

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