Terry Lee McQuithy, 29 of Landville, was arrested in Logan County by West Virginia State Police Trooper J.D. Hensley for identity theft and computer fraud on March 8.
He was also charged with destruction of property by Special Agent Todd Elliott of the CSX Railroad Police.
According to police reports, on Sept. 10, 2008, McQuithy allegedly "jacked up the tracks and removed approximately 330 tie plates from the Taplin Siding, an active track owned by CSX railroad.
"The removal of the tie plates and spikes has caused the tracks to fall out of gauge which could cause a significant safety hazard for any train using this track," the first report states. "An estimated cost for repairs of the damages to this track is around $6,000. The estimated cost of the stolen tie plates and spikes is around $5,000.”
McQuithy was allegedly seen with a load of tie plates and a railroad jack in the back of his red Ford truck, the report states.
A second report states that on April 11, 2009, McQuithy allegedly used a Capitol One Platinum Visa Card at C&L Packette, located in Man, to buy cigarettes for $41.33. The report said the card was stolen from the victim during a robbery in Oceana.
"McQuithy was arrested and charged by the Oceana (Police Department) for non-aggravated robbery of the victim," the second report states. "McQuithy had the victim's purse and credit cards in question in the trunk of his vehicle."
Officers had a signed statement from McQuithy's girlfriend who said she was there at the time of both incidents and that McQuithy was going “to find someone with money or a purse and take it."
He was booked at the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden at 4:30 p.m.