A 36-year-old Durham, North Carolina, man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 21 breaking and entering of Family Dollar in Virgilina.
According to Sheriff Fred S. Clark, Robert Alston Elkerson faces a charge of breaking and entering and is being held at Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond.
More charges are pending, he added.
Shortly after Elkerson’s arrest, Halifax County investigators and deputies conducted a search of a residence on Cemetery Road in Virgilina, and authorities seized a firearm, suspected marijuana and suspected cocaine, according to the sheriff.
Numerous stolen tools and household goods also were recovered, said Clark.
Investigators also have positively identified some of the items as items that were taken during a burglary at the Cluster Springs Mini Storage on Nov. 18.
Sheriff Clark said he would like to thank the Granville County Sheriff’s Office, Durham Police Department and Virginia State Police for their assistance with the apprehension of Elkerson and for their assistance with the case.
The investigation is still active, and Clark asks if anyone has any information about this incident or similar incidents to call Investigator S. Edmonds at (434) 476-3339 or the Halifax County Crime Line at (434) 476-8445.