WILKES-BARRE — Three people allegedly involved in a homicide in West Virginia and later caught at a casino hotel room with drugs, loaded handguns and equipment to make fake cash waived their rights to preliminary hearings Friday.
State police at Wyoming caught Elizabeth Ann Chinn, 32, Elizabeth Victoria Hartley, 35, and Glenn Richard Weaver, 25, at the Mohegan Sun Pocono hotel April 26, just days after the body of Timothy Pahl, 67, was found inside his Morgantown, West Virginia, residence.
A fourth person with the trio, Moriah Lari Weaver, 42, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was also arrested.
State police said Pahl’s pickup, a 2017 GMC Sierra crew cab, and credit cards were stolen and traced to Luzerne County.
Pahl’s vehicle was then spotted being driven in the casino’s parking lot by Chinn, who was followed to the fifth floor of the hotel, state police allege.
When troopers served a search warrant at the hotel room, they discovered three loaded handguns, five grams of methamphetamine, a scale, packaging materials and smoke pipes with residue, according to court records.
Troopers also allegedly found a color copier, unused photo paper, photo paper of $100 bills, and $1,400 in counterfeit bills with redundant serial numbers.
In addition, multiple credit cards and other items with Pahl’s name were found in a closet, the complaint notes.
Chinn, of South Point, Ohio, was charged April 30 with first-degree homicide in West Virginia. Authorities there allege she shot Pahl multiple times during a burglary.
Glenn Weaver, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was charged with accessory after the fact, burglary and larceny. He allegedly assisted Chinn with stealing items from Pahl’s residence, including his pickup truck that was repainted.
Hartley, of Grafton, West Virginia, was charged with accessory after the fact.
Moriah Weaver, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was not charged with the homicide. She was charged, however, after the alleged contraband was found inside the hotel room.
Each of the four separately appeared before District Judge Martin Kane in Luzerne County Central Court on Friday, where they waived their rights to preliminary hearings on the local charges.
Two agents with the U.S. Secret Service attended the proceedings.
Chinn is charged here with a firearms violation and receiving stolen property.
Glenn Weaver and Hartley each face two counts of receiving stolen property and a single count of conspiracy with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Moriah Weaver is charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and receiving stolen property.
Multiple drug-related offenses were withdrawn against the four.