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Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators have charged another person in connection with a series of five burglaries in Bedford County. The burglaries occurred between December 24, 2012, and January 4, 2013.
Tanisha Ping Linette Nelson, 20, of Roanoke, was arrested early Tuesday morning and is being held on a $25,000 bond in the Bedford Adult Detention Center. Nelson was charged with five counts of grand larceny and two counts of larceny of a firearm.
Another suspect, Nathan Nelms, however, is still at large. He is believed to have ties to Bedford County.
Calling it one of the most prolific breaking and entering gangs arrested in Bedford County, Sheriff Mike Brown announced late last month the apprehension of four suspects—with additional suspects still at large.
Previously arrested were Juan Quontell Welton, 20, of Roanoke; Augustus J. Xavier, 18, of Roanoke, and Durrell Brown and Kenneth Beaner, both of Roanoke.
All of the suspects are facing a variety of charges in connection with the Jan. 17 incident, including attempted armed robbery, attempted breaking and entering, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and wearing a mask in public. Other charges are expected to be filed in connection with a series of break-ins in the county. The Jan. 17 incident apparently involved drugs, Brown said.
The suspects allegedly would go knocking on doors to see if anyone was home. If a resident answered the door, they would ask for directions to Wal-Mart or some other business. If no one answered, it gave them an opening to break in to that home.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Nathan Nelms can call 540-586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or text CVCS 274637 with their tip. Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could received a reward up to $1,000.