Suspect in Great Cacapon burglaries arrested

Morgan County Sheriff’s deputies have apprehended a woman who has been a fugitive from justice since last summer.

Victoria R. Omps, 30, of Berkeley Springs was wanted on a string of charges from 2022, including burglary, grand larceny, petit larceny, conspiracy, obstruction and failure to appear for a court hearing.

Last Friday, March 24, Deputy Hedrick responded to a welfare check on Pine Grove Road, where he located and arrested Omps for multiple warrants and a capias.

Omps is a suspected co-conspirator in a series of crimes committed in Morgan County in June of 2022. Her alleged accomplice, identified as Jeremy Dudley, remains at large.

The pair was the focus of an intense manhunt last summer after they fled on foot into the woods surrounding Hammerhill Lane and Youngblood Road in Great Cacapon when confronted by law enforcement officers.

Police then twice set up a perimeter around the area and continued to search for the duo, yielding no results.

According to criminal complaints filed in Morgan County Magistrate Court by Deputy Bradley Knotts, Omps and Dudley had been staying in a trailer on Pop’s Lane in Great Cacapon at the time.

Police were called to the location at about 9 a.m. on June 28, 2022, after Dudley allegedly pulled a gun on the property owner, who had told the two to leave for stealing items in the trailer.

At about 3:20 p.m. the same day, police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Detour Road in Great Cacapon for a stolen golf cart.

Neighbors reported seeing a man and a woman meeting the description of Omps and Dudley driving a golf cart around their home. The golf cart was abandoned in a nearby yard, where a grey 1999 Chevy Silverado had also been reported stolen.

Missing from the residence was $300 in coins, along with three guns valued over $1,000, including a Beretta 9 mm, a Ruger and a Panther AR-15, according to the criminal complaint.

Omps was also wanted by police for failing to appear for a court hearing on June 15, 2022 on a charge of gross child neglect.

She had been previously arrested on March 4, 2022 and released on a $5,000 bond after a vial of marijuana was discovered in the car seat of her then one-year-old infant, according to a criminal complaint filed in Morgan County Magistrate Court by Cpl. S.A. Nazelrod with the West Virginia State Police.

Omps was described as being unable to care for her child due to her drug impairment, according to the criminal complaint.

She remains incarcerated at Eastern Regional Jail awaiting further proceedings.