A Roanoke Rapids man was charged Tuesday with counts related to a breaking and entering and larceny of a vehicle at a local car dealership.
Tony Lynn Jenkins faces charges of felony breaking and entering, larceny of a vehicle, damage to property, breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle.
The Roanoke Rapids Police Department was called to White Motors on Old Farm Road Tuesday after receiving a report of a breaking and entering.
Captain Jamie Hardy said in a statement officers spoke with an employee who told them he found one of the large bay doors damaged and believed the damage was caused by a vehicle.
Investigation showed a vehicle was used to ram the bay door open.
Inside, officers learned a 2015 Jeep Cherokee was stolen.
Later that afternoon, Officer Dan Bybee observed a vehicle on Tenth Street he believed was the one stolen from the dealership.
After receiving confirmation it was the stolen vehicle, officers responded to the location and made a felony traffic stop.
Also arrested and charged was Amber McCoy who faces a count each of felony possession of schedule II and possession of drug paraphernalia. She received a $500 secured bond.
Jenkins received a $55,000 secured bond.
Hardy said this afternoon he has not received a total damage amount.
In the statement Hardy said, “The prompt arrest of Mr. Jenkins is the result of hard work between the patrol division and the detective division at the Roanoke Rapids Police Department. They continue to work hard to protect and serve the citizens of the Roanoke Valley each and every day.”