Rockingham County, VA -- At approximately 7 a.m. on Feb. 16, the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence on Third Hill Road in Fulks Run.
Deputies found a woman at that location that was suspected as being involved in a number of recent residential breaking and entering offenses throughout the county.
Various items of evidence were seized which confirmed the link between the individual and these crimes. Some of the different areas involved included Erickson Avenue, Rawley Pike, Wengers Mill Road, and North Mountain Road.
There have been over a dozen of these instances, which have mostly occurred during the daylight hours, reported since late January, with the most recent one being yesterday. Various items were stolen; including cash, jewelry, electronics, medication, and clothing.
24-year-old April Deeds Wallace of Fulks Run now faces a total of 33 counts and her sister, Beth Ann Deeds, 20, also from Fulks Run faces a total of 24 counts.
Wallace faces 10 counts of breaking and entering, two counts of attempted breaking and entering, eight counts of grand larceny, seven counts of larceny with intent to sell and six counts of conspiracy to commit grand larceny.
Deeds faces six counts of breaking and entering, two counts of attempted breaking and entering, five counts of grand larceny, five counts of larceny with intent to sell and six counts of conspiracy to commit grand larceny.
“The numerous charges that have been placed against these two individuals are the result of a widespread crime spree they engaged in throughout our community. They targeted residences that they believed to be unoccupied at the time, and proceeded to steal any and all items of value that they so desired. These items were then either sold for a profit or retained for their own personal use, with a complete disregard for the people they had taken them from. Some of the stolen items included family heirlooms that will likely never be recovered," said Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson
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