Purse, car stolen during funeral in Franklin County leads to arrests

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ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WFXR) – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects in connection with a purse being stolen during a funeral in Franklin County on August 3.

According to police, a male and female subject entered a church on Lakemount Drive and stole a victim’s purse. The subjects then left the church in the victim’s vehicle. Video evidence from the church identified the subjects as Kevin Salisbury and Courtney Rucker.

Kevin Lee Salisbury of Vinton, VA
Courney Ann Rucker of Fincastle, VA

On August 6, Salisbury and Rucker were located in Montgomery, Maryland, still operating the victim’s vehicle. Investigators from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office obtained a confession in the larceny of the vehicle. Both were charged with felony Grand Larceny of a motor vehicle. They face additional charges in Vinton and Bedford as well as Montgomery, MD.

Salisbury and Rucker are being detained in Montgomery, MD.

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