According to Deputy Rob Wilson, Rainey was involved in the burglary of the Gallipolis Ferry home of Charles Paige.
Deputies had intended to arrest Rainey on Thursday, but when they arrived at her Apple Grove residence, she was not there. However, upon investigating the property, deputies arrested Ronald Wayne Rainey for the cultivation of marijuana.
Along with Leslie Rainey, deputies arrested Michael Bing on Friday, who also took part in the burglary of Paige’s residence. Bing also was arrested last week for the operation of a meth lab, located on Viand St. across from Go-Mart in Point Pleasant.
According to Wilson, both Rainey and Bing are “heavily involved” in the local methamphetamine trade. Currently, Rainey’s involvement in the recent meth lab busts is still being investigated with additional charges pending.
“We are still working diligently to recover the remainder of Mr. Paige’s property,” Wilson said. “If anyone has any information where Mr. Paige’s property may be, please contact your local law enforcement department and report it.”
Wilson added that Paige is an avid collector of Native American artifacts and fossils, and many of his artifacts were stolen and have yet to be recovered.
Those who have an additional information regarding this case or other suspicious activity in town should contact the sheriff’s department at 304-675-3838. You do not need to give your name when reporting information.
“Police work is really a community effort and is going to take everyone working together to stop this recent increase in criminal activity on our county,” Sheriff David Anthony said. “Tips from the community are really paying off, keep them coming in and we will investigate every lead we receive.”