Two Arrested Hours After Burglary In Augusta County

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. - Two people are in jail, accused of breaking into a home in Augusta County and stealing more than a thousand dollars worth of jewelry.

Deputies caught up with them hours after the burglary. This is fifth break-in in the northern part of Augusta County in the past 10 days.

The break in happened Wednesday afternoon on Pine Bluff Road. The person who lives in the home wasn't there at the time.

Jacob Shields and Yalonda Holt were arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly trying to sell the stolen jewelry.

Holt and Shields were sitting in the parking lot of the store when two sheriff's deputies noticed they were acting suspicious.

When the deputies approached the car, Shields and Holt told them they had prescription medication.

When deputies searched the car, they found the prescription medication, needles, and a handgun.

Many people who live in the area of the burglary are concerned.

"It's very scary, you don't know if you need to lock your doors at night time. It's just intimidating to have to watch around you house all the time to make sure nobody is going to hurt you or harm you, or steal your stuff," said Brittney Baber, who lives on Pine Bluff Road. "Just support each other and be there for each other and just look after each other."

Shields and Holt are accused in another break-in in Fishersville. They're in jail without bond.


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