Five arrests, more than $10,000 in goods recovered

Dec. 14, 2012 @ 05:38 PM

Execution of a search warrant involving law enforcement in multiple jurisdictions has led to the arrest of five men ranging in age from 20 to 42.

The arrests include felony charges and involve two brothers, according to a statement from Vance County Sheriff Peter White. Deputies with Vance County, Granville County and Mecklenburg County in Virginia conducted the operation.

Obtained through the probe were more than $10,000 worth of stolen guns, flat screen televisions, electronics, fishing equipment, hunting gear and other items listed as collectibles. At least some of the items matched reports for four breaking and entering cases in the Epps Fork, Va., area.
Deputies in Vance and Granville are still investigating to determine if items match cases in their respective counties. White’s statement said more charges could be pending.

Brothers Christopher, 38, and Danny Watkins, 41, were among the five arrested. Each lists a 1713 Keeton Road address in Townsville.

The brothers are each facing charges of one count of felony manufacturing marijuana, one count of felony possession of firearm by a convicted felon, two felony counts of possession of stolen property, and a misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property.

Bond was set at $175,000 for each, with a court date Jan. 14.

Cornelius Harris, 42, also of 1713 Keeton Road in Townsville, faces a felony count of manufacturing marijuana, one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two felony counts of possession of stolen property, one misdemeanor count of stolen property, one felony count of possession of cocaine, one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

Harris was served with outstanding warrants in connection to the March 2012 break-in of M&J’s Snack and Tack store in Townsville. He faces charges of one felony count of breaking and entering, one felony count of larceny after breaking and entering, one felony count of possession of burglary tools, and three felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

Harris’ bond was set at $450,000 with a court date Jan. 14.

Alvin Crosson, 20, of 1713 Keeton Road in Townsville, is facing charges of one felony count of manufacturing marijuana, two felony counts of possession of stolen property and one misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property. His bond was set at $100,000 with a court date Jan. 14.

Jonathan Shunty Daniel, 28, of 225 Plum Nutty Road in Henderson, is facing charges of two felony counts of possession of stolen property and one misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property. His bond was set at $75,000 with a court date Jan. 14.

Contact the writer at awooten@hendersondispatch.com.