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UPDATE: Bedford County man accused of breaking into several cars arrested

By Web Staff, WDBJ7, news@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jul 26 2013 12:27:17 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 30 2013 04:48:54 PM EDT

A man wanted by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office for breaking into cars has been arrested.

Investigators took Christopher Powell of Evington into custody Monday. They believe Powell stole several items – including a firearm, golf clubs, and a wallet – from vehicles between July 17 and July 22.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office says they received several calls from citizens identifying Powell as the person of interest after the story appeared in local media.

Powell was charged with two counts of grand larceny and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Charges including credit card theft, attempted credit card fraud, and other property crimes against Powell are pending, according to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center without bond.

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Original story from July 26

Investigators in Bedford County are trying to identify a person of interest after receiving several complaints of items being stolen from vehicles between July 17 and July 19 in the Forest area.

According to a news release, some items reported missing are wallets containing credit cards, a firearm, and golf clubs.

The person of interest was driving a gray Ford or Mercury SUV with over-sized rims.

Anyone with information on this person should contact investigator Steve Smith at 540-586-7827.