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Seven arrests made in BE cases

GARYSBURG – One suspect is still at large, but seven others have been arrested.

According to Captain Daryl Harmon of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, a rash of vehicle break-ins were reported on the morning of May 28 in Garysburg.

Deputy Sheriff C. Barfield was called out to one of those break-ins when the owner spotted the suspects and called 911.

&uot;The first one that was reported on Gin Loop Road was investigated by Lt. Barfield and then the rest were called in as the owners woke up and found their vehicles had been burglarized,&uot; Capt. Harmon said. &uot;At that point, the investigation was turned over to me.&uot;

Most of the items stolen from the vehicles were CD players and stereo equipment, Harmon indicated.

The captain said his investigation led him to arrest seven suspects who are facing multiple charges.

Four of those suspects are each facing four counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, one count of felony larceny, one count of felony possession of stolen property and two counts of misdemeanor larceny. They are Cedric Wendell Jarrell, 18, Craig ONeal Mangrum, 18, Antonio Latrell Webb, 18, and Omar Shareef Wood 18, all of Emporia, Virginia.

Two others – Quentin Hicks, 19, and Montino Hicks, 17, of Emporia – are each charged with two felony counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, one county of felony larceny and one count of misdemeanor larceny.

In addition there is a juvenile petition that has been drawn against a 14-year-old suspect who is also from Emporia.

Captain Harmon said he still searching for one more suspect who is still on the loose. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Deon Walker, 19, of Emporia, Virginia.

&uot;I would like to thank the Greensville County, Virginia Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this investigation,&uot; Harmon said.