§62-2-7. Proof of possession of or title to property.
In a prosecution for an offense committed upon or relating to
or affecting real estate, or for stealing, embezzling, destroying,
injuring, or fraudulently receiving or concealing, any personal
estate, it shall be sufficient to prove that when the offense was
committed, the actual or constructive possession, or a general or
special property in the whole or any part of such estate, was in
the person or community alleged in the indictment or other
accusation to be the owner thereof.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session