19-Year-Old Arrested After Trying to Break Into Roanoke Co. Apartment

Roanoke Co., VA - A 19-year-old Roanoke man is facing more than 30 charges after an incident at a Roanoke County apartment complex.

Roanoke County police say they responded to the 7300 block of S. Barrens Road to Peters Creek Apartments at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

They used a K9 unit to track down Joey Dee Shumate, 19, who was trying to enter an occupied apartment in the complex.

Shumate was arrested and charged with felony attempted breaking and entering, felony possession of burglary tools, felony wearing a mask in public, 27 counts of misdemeanor property damage, underage possession of alcohol, and drunk in public.

Shumate is currently being held in the Roanoke County/Salem Jail without bond.