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Burglaries lead to arrest of Fredericksburg man and fugitive mother

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BY KEITH EPPS / THE FREE LANCE–STAR

Two burglaries at the same Fredericksburg residence this week have resulted in the arrests of a city man and his mother, police said.

City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said someone entered an unlocked door at a home in the 200 block of Progress Street on Tuesday and stole several guns.

The residents came home from work and found the weapons missing.

On Thursday, the home was broken into again while the couple was at work. This time, the intruder apparently removed a window air conditioner to get inside the home.

Bledsoe said police are still trying to determine what items were taken.

Evidence uncovered during the ensuing investigation led police to a home at 2510 Caroline St., which is right around the corner.

The city’s Special Equipment and Tactical team executed a search warrant there at 2 a.m. Friday and found evidence leading to the arrests.

Bledsoe declined to say how police developed a suspect in the case.

Brandon McBrayer, 29, was charged with burglary.

His mother, 55-year-old Victoria Lee Faulkner, was not involved in the burglaries, but was already wanted on other charges, police said. They include a drug possession charges in Spotsylvania and domestic assault and battery and drug distribution charges in the city.

Faulkner was indicted on the distribution charge on Oct. 22, court records show, and had been a fugitive ever since. That charge stemmed from an incident that took place in February 2012.

Both mother and son were placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404

kepps@freelancestar.com

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