1 charged, 1 wanted in larceny, assault case

WANTED: Britany Lynn Ost (left); Previous charged: Brandon Kyle McNeill (right)

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a woman involved in a vehicle break-in and theft and witness to a man being dragged by a truck, where one man has already been charged.

Britany Lynn Ost, 30, is wanted for two counts of larceny and one count each of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and injury to personal property but has not been located.

Already charged in the case is 43-year-old Brandon Kyle McNeill, address listed as Finley Road in Marion, with two counts of larceny and one count each of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, breaking and entering a motor vehicle and injury to personal property. His bond was set at $5,500.

On Tuesday, July 9, Damon Walker, address listed as Crisp Drive in Marion, came to the Sheriff’s Office and reported that someone stole a trailer, two table saws and other tools, with a total value of $2,300, from his property.

Walker’s leg was bandaged at that time. He told Guion that Ost, with whom he is acquainted, and McNeill came to his house on Monday, July 8 when he wasn’t there, and he believed they took his property.

At approximately 4 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, the pair returned in a truck pulling Walker’s trailer. When Walker tried to stop them, they drug him 150-200 yards down the road as he was hanging onto their truck.

Walker was treated for his injuries and released.

Anyone with information concerning Ost’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Patrick Guion at 652-2237 or text TIP MCDOWELLSO and your information to 888777.

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