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Two Arrested in Glade Hill, Union Hall Break-Ins, Larcenies

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

breakinsunionhallgladehillOn 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.

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Investigators Charge Seven in Burglaries, Grand Larcenies in Moneta Community

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

moneta7MONETA - On 9/15/18 and 9/17/18, the Franklin County Sherriff’s Office began an investigation in to two break ins at the same residence on Lakemount Dr. in the Moneta community of Franklin County. This residence was unoccupied and had been damaged from a recent fire. Investigator’s soon developed Zachariah Markham and Brittany Nichols as suspects. Both Nichols and Markham were charged with Breaking and Entering and Grand Larceny. Markham was also charged with Destruction of Property. Nichols and Markham are both currently being held in the Western Virginia regional Jail without bond.

On 10/30/18, deputies responded to the same residence on Lakemount Dr. in reference to a suspicious person in the area. Deputies located the subject and were quickly able to determine that the subject did not belong in that area. Deputies and Investigators were able to locate three additional subjects as well as recover stolen items related to the break in.

Christopher Palmero, Arranda Maggio, Joseph Stewart and Brett Halsey were all charged with Burglary and Grand Larceny. The investigation also led to search warrants in Roanoke and Vinton as well as the additional arrest of Keith Arrington for Burglary and Grand Larceny.

The owners of the estate have been advised to make arrangements to more properly secure the residence. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be pending.

Halsey is being held in the Western Virginia Regional Jail without bond. Both Maggio and Palmero are being held in the Western Virginia Regional Jail on a $5,000.00 bond.

Stewart bonded out on a $10,000.00 bond and Arrington bonded out on a $1,500.00 bond.

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YMCA Riptide Opens Season

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

ymcaswim2018ROCKY MOUNT - The Franklin County Family YMCA Riptide swim team kicked its season off with a big invitational at the Jamerson Family YMCA in
Lynchburg. This large local meet had many area YMCA swim teams participating and was part of a YMCA Virtual swim meet. All YMCA’s across the country who hosted a swim meet that over the weekend were eligible to send results into the YMCA virtual swim meet. The virtual meet makes it possible for Franklin County Family Y swimmers to swim against competitors from all over the country.

“The Riptide swim team did great at our season opener in Lynchburg. We saw many big time improvements and even had two swimmers make two Regional cut times each. I couldn’t be more proud of the team and all the hard work they have put into the program,” said Head Coach JT Boyd.

The two swimmers who made regional cut times were, Mallorie Teer and Gabe Lester. Regional cut times are qualification times that swimmers must beat to be eligible to compete in the big end of the season regional swim meet. The Franklin County Family YMCA Riptide swim team has a home meet 11/03/18 that starts at 9:00 AM and invites all to come cheer on your local YMCA kids as they compete against Bedford, Altavista, Eden,
and Farmville YMCA swim teams.