The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating several incidents that occurred in the Flat Top Lake community. These incidents include burglary, attempted burglary, breaking and entering and also larceny from automobiles. On 08-27-2017 deputies received a call that someone was attempting to break into a residence on Flat Top Lake Road. Deputies were familiar with the route the suspect may be using to get in and out of the Flat Top Lake community. Deputies Robinson and Milam were able to apprehend the suspect as he was fleeing the area of the lake. The suspect identified as Dustin Brewster was arrested and charged with attempted night time burglary.
Beckley Police Department is working similar cases in the Woodcrest area in which Brewster is a person of interest. The incidents at Flat Top Lake and Woodcrest remain under investigation.