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Two face charges in Stafford burglary
BY KEITH EPPS
Two young Stafford County men were arrested Wednesday shortly after a resident reported that his home had been broken into and a computer tablet was missing, police said.
The incident took place a few minutes after 1 p.m. at a home on Clover Hill Drive in Stafford, Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said.
A 22-year-old man told deputies he was in the bathroom when he heard a loud noise at the back door. The resident heard footsteps going through the home and then back to the back door before hearing the door slam. By the time the resident came out, an Apple iPad was missing and the door was broken.
The Sheriff’s Office was called immediately and deputies surrounded the area, Kennedy said. With the help of witnesses, deputies found one suspect in the back yard of his home on the same street.
Neil James Lamb Jr., 19, was detained and police soon determined that he was involved in the break-in, Kennedy said.
A second suspect, 18-year-old Jordan Isaiah Trammel, was apprehended a short time later on Young Court.
Both Lamb and Trammel were charged with breaking and entering, grand larceny, destruction of property and two counts of conspiracy.
Trammel was also charged with possession of marijuana, and both men were placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
The iPad had been discarded, but was recovered in the area, Kennedy said.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404