On 11/8/18, members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Investigations and Special Investigations Divisions executed multiple search warrants in Franklin County in relation to a series of break ins and larcenies in the Glade Hill and Union Hall communities of Franklin County. The search warrants resulted in the recovery of 37 items that were reported stolen to include; chainsaws, weed eaters, tools, etc. Smith and Crook have both been charged and are currently being held in the Western Virginia Regional Jail without bond.
James Smith, 54, of Glade Hill was charged with possession of stolen propery, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs.
Alan Crook. 26. of Glade Hill was charged with possession of stolen propety.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be pending. Anyone with additional information or inquiries about property can contact Captain Paul Caldwell at 540-352-5174.