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Sheriff: Six charged in string of Franklin Co. break-ins, 1 currently wanted

Their investigation led to identifying a pattern to the string of thefts and investigators quickly identified six suspects.

FRANKLIN Co., Va. (WSET) -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said it recently began an investigation into several break-ins and larcenies in the Glade Hill, Hardy, and Wirtz communities of Franklin County.

The sheriff's office's investigation division said it worked to identify the property and locations where several items were taken.

Their investigation led to identifying a pattern to the string of thefts and investigators quickly identified six suspects.

All six suspects have been charged in relation to the crimes.

Alan Michael Crook, 25, of Glade Hill has been charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit larceny, two counts of receiving stolen goods, two counts of grand larceny, breaking and entering with an intent to commit a felony, and possession of a controlled substance; he's being held at the Franklin County Jail without bond.

Austin Keith Crook, 20, of Glade Hill has been charged with conspiracy to commit larceny, two counts of grand larceny, and breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony.

Bradley Shawn Smith, 29, of Rocky Mount, has been charged with three counts of receiving stolen goods and three counts of conspiracy to commit larceny.

Travis Floyd Hicks, 29, of Callaway has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit larceny and two counts of receiving stolen goods.

Ethan Ryan Hundley, 24, of Glade Hill has been charged with conspiracy to commit larceny, grand larceny, and two counts of possession of controlled substances.

Taylor Dean Hardy, 27, of Rocky Mount has been charged with conspiracy to commit larceny and two counts of receiving stolen goods.

Austin Crook, Smith, and Hundley are being held in the Western Virginia Regional Jail, Smith without bond.

Hicks was released on a $4,000 bond.

Hardy has not been arrested and is currently wanted on his charges.

The sheriff's office said the investigation is ongoing.

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