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HILLSVILLE — Carroll deputies have sought warrants charging three Gallagher, W.Va., men with breaking and entering at Crowders quarry in Laurel, according to Sheriff Warren Manning.
Deputies have charged Luke Harley McBrayer, 30, with breaking and entering from an incident in January, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Investigators Fred Bobbitt and Shannon Goad followed up on leads gathered since then.
These leads took the investigation to Bland County and to West Virginia.
Deputies from both Carroll and Bland counties ended up getting warrants on McBrayer.
Bobbitt also got warrants on a father and son for the break-in at Crowders. Deputies identified the men as James Edward Rucker, 20, and Larry Edward Patton, 39.
"Rucker and Patton were charged by this sheriff's office in 2003 for the same offense of breaking and entering at the same quarry," the news release said. "Due to the amount of break-ins that occurred in several other states, the FBI took this case for prosecution.” Neither Rucker nor Patton had not been released more than a month from jail when these break-ins started.
McBrayer is being held at the New River Regional Jail without bond, pending a hearing in Carroll General District Court.