KING WILLIAM – Investigators from the King William Sheriff's Office have charged two men in connection with at least two residential burglaries in July.
According to a news release by the King William Sheriff's Office, investigators received information from King and Queen Sheriff John Charboneau after one of the suspects was arrested at the scene of a burglary in King and Queen on July 17.
Jason B. Dunlow, 19, and Gregory R. Wilhelm, 47, both of Aylett, were arrested and charged with two counts each of breaking and entering, grand larceny and stealing property with the intent to sell.
Wilhelm was charged with an additional charge of possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony.
Charboneau said the two attempted to rob a home in King and Queen on July 17, but were forced to flee when confronted by an armed neighbor of the home owner. He said the neighbor never pointed the weapon at any of the suspects.
Dunlow, Wilhelm and third suspect were later apprehened by Virginia State Police.
"In that break-in, it wasn't so much what they took, but that they broke in and left the house in disarray," Charboneau said.
“When King and Queen had that incident, they called us because we had some similar incidents in King William,” King William Sheriff Jeff Walton said. “Working that investigation, we found the two suspects were in possession of some items that had been stolen from other residences.”
The two suspects are believed to have been involved in burglaries in King and Queen, Hanover, New Kent and King William counties.
Walton said police were able to link the burglaries because they each occurred during the day and similar items — such as firearms and jewelry — were stolen.
The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated, according to Walton.
McMillan can be reached by phone at 757-298-4136.