Break-In Spree Case Advances

Deputies: 15 Homes Broken Into Over Two-Week Period

Posted: June 5, 2014

HARRISONBURG — The case against two sisters charged in connection with more than a dozen home break-ins will go to a Rockingham County grand jury.

April Deeds, 25, and Beth Ann Deeds, 20, both of Fulks Run, waived their right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

April Deeds is charged with two felony counts of grand larceny and two felony counts of breaking and entering.

Beth Ann Deeds is charged with felony obtaining money by false pretenses, two felony counts of grand larceny and five counts of breaking and entering.

Some charges were dismissed Tuesday but could be tacked on when the case goes to a grand jury.

As a result of Tuesday’s waiver, Judge Richard Claybrook found probable cause to send the case to a grand jury.

The next grand jury is scheduled to convene on June 16.

Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson said 15 break-ins were reported between the end of January and mid-February.

April Deeds was arrested on Feb. 16. Beth Ann Deeds was arrested March 14.

The crimes were scattered, with break-ins reported on North Mountain Road near Broadway, Turleytown Road in Singers Glen, Rawley Pike near Hinton, Flint and Erickson avenues near Harrisonburg, and Wengers Mill Road in Linville.

In most cases, the thief or thieves made away with cash, jewelry, medications and electronics.

Contact Pete DeLea at 574-6278 or pdelea@dnronline.com



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