Richard Louis Harris

Richard Louis Harris

Midland man charged in South Wales thefts

A Fauquier County man has been arrested in a recent string of thefts in a northern Culpeper County neighborhood.

Richard Louis Harris, 34, of Midland was arrested on a felony probation violation Nov. 1 during a traffic stop by the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies reportedly recovered several items during the stop in the suspect’s vehicle that linked him to a breaking and entering that recently occurred in South Wales in Jeffersonton, according to a news release from the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office.

CCSO Detective Craig Frazier interviewed Harris last Friday evening and identified him as the alleged subject caught on security camera footage from multiple victims in Culpeper County. Harris has been charged with one count of unlawful entry and two counts of petit larceny with additional charges pending.

He is currently being held in the Fauquier County Jail with no bond eligibility. Harris is scheduled to appear Wednesday morning in Culpeper County General District Court on the charges.

“Thank you to Fauquier Sheriff’s Office for your assistance in solving our recent thefts in Northern Culpeper. Our teamwork continues to get better at every level with Sheriff Mosier and his staff,” Culpeper Sheriff Scott Jenkins said in a statement.

Man charged after breaking vehicle’s window with head

The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office responded Monday afternoon to the Sheetz in Warrenton for a report of damage to a vehicle stemming from a reported road rage incident involving alleged head-ramming.

Deputies met the driver of a blue Jeep with a broken driver’s door window in the parking lot at 2:05 p.m. The incident is alleged to have occurred on Lee Highway/Rt. 29, beginning in Prince William County and ending at the traffic signal at Rt. 29 and Dumfries Road/Rt. 605, according to a news release from the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office.

After speaking to the alleged victim, deputies located the driver of a red Dodge at a residence in Warrenton. Deputies also located a witness who had followed the Dodge after observing the incident at the Dumfries Road traffic signal.

During the investigation the driver of the Jeep and the driver of the Dodge alleged aggressive driving behaviors while both were driving on southbound Lee Highway/Rt. 29 into Fauquier County. When traffic stopped at the Dumfries Road/Rt. 605 signal, the driver of the Dodge exited his vehicle and approached the Jeep.

The Dodge driver reportedly began yelling at the Jeep driver and struck the driver’s window several times with his head, causing the window to shatter, according to the news release.

Deputies charged Donald Duncan, 32, with destruction of property. He was taken before a magistrate and released on a summons for the charge. This is the fourth such incident reported on Lee Highway/Rt. 29 in Fauquier County this year.

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