PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 12/05/18
A Parkersburg man vowed to reopen his skate shop after two men allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise on Halloween night. This week, he made good on his promise.
When WTAP first interviewed Adam Deems, the owner of Confiskated Skate Shop, a few days after the theft at his store, he said, "I'm not giving up, I'm going to keep this place going." Deems opened his shop back up on Monday.
"This whole past month, I was just like lost and being back in here even the past couple of days I just feel a lot better, I got a lot off my chest, and I'm starting to feel normal again," Deems said.
Deems said he was able to salvage some of the merchandise authorities recovered from the incident. He also received help from a GoFundMe campaign to give him a boost to get back on his feet.
His friend, Joey Fields, said, "After the robbery, he was so hurt and really down, and now he's back, I can tell he's happy."
With merchandise back on the shelves and customers strolling in, Deems's dream of running the skate shop is back on track.
"For me it's not about the money, yeah you need money to survive but this is all about love and being happy, showing people that you can live and do what you want, do what you love and what makes you happy," he said.
Douglas Corbin, 21, and Logan Coon, 22, were both charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny. They both posted their bonds, which were $10,000 each. Now their case could be sent to a grand jury.
ORIGINAL STORY: 11/05/18
Authorities have charged two men in connection with the alleged theft of $25,000 worth of property from a Parkersburg skate shop.
Douglas Corbin 21, and Logan Coon, 22, are charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny. Both men were arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court and released from custody after each posted a $10,000 bond.
Parkersburg police obtained a warrant to search a residence at 1601 19th St., where they recovered the stolen items.
Police said the theft at the Confiskated Skate Shop, 3601 Emerson Ave., happened on the night of Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Among the items reported missing were a DVR system for the security cameras; multiple skateboards, parts and accessories; wax; shirts; pants; other clothing items; and multiple different brands of shoes, helmets and pads.