FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A North Carolina man is behind bars for a number of charges after Franklin County authorities responded to a break-in Wednesday night.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, a report came in about a breaking-and-entering in progress at a three-story building in the 14100 block of Franklin Street in Ferrum.
Officials say this building houses two businesses — Crooked Road Mart and JNI, Inc. — as well as apartments on three separate, unconnected levels.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they reportedly noticed an entrance to Crooked Road Mart had been damaged and that a window to JNI, Inc. was broken.
Authorities say they found 22-year-old Joshua Lemuel Morrow of Browns Summit, North Carolina, inside of Crooked Road Mart and arrested him.
According to the sheriff’s office, Morrow was charged with a total of six felonies and two misdemeanors, including the following:
- Two counts of burglary
- One count of petit larceny
- Two counts of property damage
- Two counts of possession of burglarious tools
- One count of wearing of mask/hood while committing a crime
On Friday, July 8, officials announced that Morrow is being held without bond at the Western Virginia Regional Jail.