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Burglaries keep deputies on the go

SoVaNow.com / July 02, 2014
Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s deputies were kept busy over the weekend investigating burglaries throughout the county as well as three separate traffic incidents.

On June 27, Sgt. M. Alexander arrested two motorcyclists from Charlotte, N.C, charging them with reckless driving and felony eluding. According to Alexander’s report, Chris London, 35, and Anthony Lamar Andrews, 31 were travelling 93 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-85 near South Hill.

After registering their speed on his radar, Alexander activated his lights and siren, notifying the two to pull over. Instead, they accelerated, with Alexander in pursuit. When London and Andrews finally stopped, Alexander arrested them. Both London and Andrews were remanded to the Meherrin River Regional Jail, but later released on their own recognizance.

Their next court date is August 8

On June 28, Deputy B. Duncan investigated an alleged burglary in Buffalo Junction. The victim, who lives at 91 Buffalo Road, reported a red 2 ton floor jack, a blue 15 gallon air compressor, and a Honda 1 kilowatt generator were missing from a shed on the property. The victim last saw the items around June 17. The total value of the missing property is around $950. Deputy Duncan is still investigating the case.

Two separate burglaries were reported on June 29. In Chase City, Deputy C. Bertok was looking into the theft of a JVC cd/radio valued at $150 from a car parked at 387 Bailey Drive. The victim last saw the radio about a month before. In Boydton, Corporal A. Ramsey investigated the theft of a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol from a home at 2193 Daniels St. The gun, valued at $200 was last seen by the victim around March 11.

Deputy B. Duncan arrested Elvis Wayne Parrish, 26, on June 29, charging him with driving under the influence, reckless operation and possession of marijuana. Before he was stopped on Landfill Road near Highway 58 in Boydton, Parrish was clocked on radar driving 104 mph in a 60 mph zone.

Parrish’s arraignment is currently set for September 12.

Earlier this year Parrish was found guilty of hunting/trapping/fishing without a license. He paid $60 in fines and $119 in Court costs.

Deputy D. Cumbia arrested Shelia King Clary, 43, of South Hill on June 30 charging her with driving under the influence. Cumbia made the stop on Northington Street in South Hill.

This is a first offense for Clary, and if convicted it is a 1st degree misdemeanor. Clary was initially remanded to the Meherrin River Regional Jail, but was released on her own recognizance. Her next court date is August 8.

Also on June 30, Deputy A. Moseley investigated the theft of a 2007 blue Yamaha golf cart from a home at 94 Mallard Trail in Bracey. The golf cart, with the number 83f on the side is valued at $3,000.

These cases remain under investigation. Anyone with information about these or any crime is asked to call the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s office at 434-738-6171 or 1-888-624-2207 toll-free or The Mecklenburg Crimesolvers at 877-676-8477. You could receive up to $1,000.00 in reward money. You will not have to give your name or appear in court to receive this reward.

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