PLAINS TWP. — Four people allegedly connected to a fatal shooting in West Virginia last weekend were captured at the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino on Wednesday, state police at Wyoming said.
Police allegedly discovered counterfeit currency, equipment to produce fake cash, methamphetamine and three loaded handguns in a fifth-floor hotel room where Elizabeth Ann Chinn, 32, Elizabeth Victoria Hartley, 35, Moriah Lari Weaver, 42, and Glenn Richard Weaver, 25, were arrested.
Troopers received information from Monongalia County, W.V., authorities that four people named persons of interest in the fatal shooting of Timothy Pahl, 67, were in Luzerne County.
The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department reported on its Facebook page that Pahl was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen inside a residence in Morgantown on Tuesday. The sheriff’s department believes Pahl was killed Sunday.
Pahl’s pickup, a 2017 GMC Sierra crew cab, and credit cards were stolen.
State police said Pahl’s credit cards were used at various establishments in Luzerne County on Monday and Tuesday.
Surveillance was set up at the casino when Chinn was allegedly spotted driving Pahl’s truck.
Chinn parked the truck, walked into the hotel and entered room 504, according to criminal complaints.
State police obtained a search warrant for the room where the four were arrested.
Three loaded handguns — a .380-caliber pistol, a 9mm semi-automatic and a .45-caliber pistol — were inside the room along with 5 grams of methamphetamine, a scale, packaging materials and smoke pipes with residue, the complaints say.
Troopers also allegedly found a color copier, unused photo paper, photo paper of $100 bills, and a total of $1,400 in counterfeit bills with redundant serial numbers.
Multiple credit cards and other items with Pahl’s name were found in a room’s closet, officers added.
Chinn, Hartley, Moriah Weaver and Glenn Weaver were arraigned Thursday morning by District Judges James Tupper in Luzerne County Central Court on multiple charges of drug trafficking and possession, criminal conspiracy, theft, illegal possession of firearms and tampering with public records.
Chinn was jailed at the county correctional facility for lack of $500,000 bail, and Hartley, Moriah Weaver and Glenn Weaver were jailed for lack of $350,000 bail each.