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Three people have been arrested in connection with the theft of a car and cash from a Galax residence on July 1.
At 5:02 a.m., Ricki and Mary Stuart of Beech Grove Lane in Galax reported to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office that their yellow Toyota Tercel was missing, according to a police report.
Grayson Deputy Stefan Killon investigated.
Later on July 1, at 10:40 a.m., Chief Deputy Mike Hash observed the Tercel being operated by a white female on Padgett Road near Fries. Hash was able to identify the driver as Rebecca Sue Harris, 40, of 137 Freedom Lane in Fries.
As Hash turned to follow the vehicle, it accelerated and turned toward Camp Dickenson, according to the police report. Both the driver and a passenger abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Hash contacted Virginia State Police Trooper Cameron Keesling, who was already in the Fries area, to respond with his tracking K-9.
Troopers Keesling, Sowers and Tilson responded, along with Deputy Alan Graham, to assist with the search.
Hash, Killon and Deputy Brad Brown located Harris and Joshua David Blizzard, 31, of 543 Split Oak Lane, Galax, at the Harris residence on Freedom Lane in Fries.
Harris was charged with grand larceny of the automobile and fifth offense of driving suspended. Harris is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.
Blizzard was charged with possession of stolen property and was committed to the regional jail on a $5,000.00 secured bond.
The victim, Mary Stuart, also noticed that $120 was missing from another vehicle that was parked in the driveway. The investigation led Chief Deputy Hash to Sherry Lynne Harper, 37, of 709 Glendale Road in Galax.
Harper was charged with grand larceny of the automobile and petit larceny of the cash. She is being held in the regional jail without bond.