Thurmond man charged in theft case

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THURMOND — A 28-year-old Thurmond man is facing four charges stemming from a theft case out of Alleghany County.

On Nov. 10, detectives from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and officers from the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 949 H.G. Lewis Road, Thurmond.

The Alleghany Sheriff’s Office developed probable cause for the search during the investigation of a breaking and entering in the Roaring Gap community of Alleghany County. According to a news release from the Surry Sheriff’s Office Monday evening, through their investigation, detectives learned that the stolen property had been brought to the Thurmond address in Surry County.

During the search of the residence, detectives recovered about $1,700 worth of stolen property, which included various tools and horse equipment, according to the sheriff’s office report. Detectives also seized three firearms that were found.

Justin Claude Harris, 28, of the address, was charged with three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of felony possession of stolen property. He was transported to the Surry County Detention Center after receiving a $2,000 secured bond.


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