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Witness offers information that leads to arrest of three
BY KEITH EPPS
An alert witness helped lead police to arrest and charge three people with burglary late Sunday in Stafford County, police said.
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bill Kennedy said 1st Sgt. Jeff Adams went to the area of 2053 Jefferson Davis Highway about 10:50 p.m. in response to a call regarding suspicious activity. A witness had seen two males running by carrying a box into the woods, which the witness thought was unusual.
The witness also gave police a description of a vehicle seen leaving the area and a partial license number. Deputies searched the area and found a window broken out of Herman’s Automotive and the office ransacked. The owner was called and told police that money and a box with numerous state inspection stickers were missing.
Meanwhile, Deputy Mark Coffman was following a vehicle fitting the description south on U.S. 1 onto U.S 17 (Warrenton Road). Deputies were behind the vehicle as it pulled up to the gas pumps at a 7–Eleven near Arby’s on Warrenton Road.
Deputies approached the three occupants of the vehicle and learned that the driver had a revoked license and had already been convicted of driving revoked six times and one of the passengers was wanted in two other localities. In addition, police found a box of inspection stickers in the car.
Corey Benjamin Jones, 24, Curtis Lee Brown Jr., 20, and Jay Quentin Wood Jr., 22, all of Richmond, were all charged with burglary, grand larceny and destruction of property. Jones was also charged with driving revoked—his seventh such offense—and improper registration. Brown is also being held on charges in Richmond and Henrico.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404