Police: James City County man charged after stealing roommate's video game system

Staff Writer

A James City County man has been charged after police say he stole his roommate’s video game system.

Alexander Clarke Durant, 26, has been charged with grand larceny and obtaining money by false pretenses, according to Williamsburg Police Department spokesman Maj. Greg Riley.

On Nov. 13, a man approached a patrolling Williamsburg police officer and told him his video game system had been stolen, Riley said.

The investigating officer later determined Durant, the man’s roommate, as a suspect in the theft, according to Riley.

The officer obtained arrest warrants for Durant on Dec. 3, Riley said. The warrants remain outstanding as of 9:05 a.m. on Dec. 4.

In another case, Durant was charged in October after his roommate at a residence in James City County told police that Durant had stolen firearms from him, according to filings in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court.

In that case, Durant was charged with three felony counts of grand larceny of a firearm, two felony counts of larceny of more than $500 with intent to sell, one felony count of breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny and one misdemeanor count of petit larceny, filings said.

Durant stole a total of five firearms and one laptop, according to court filings.

Durant’s uncle suspected Durant stole and sold the firearms to support a drug addiction, according to a criminal complaint.

Only one of the firearms was recovered as of Oct. 26, the complaint said.

Durant was served arrest warrants on Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. before he was transported to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail and held without bond, according to a commitment order.

On Oct. 25, Durant made an appearance in general district court and has since made bail, according to online court records.

Durant is scheduled to appear before the general district court on Dec. 13 at 8:30 a.m. for the October charges, online court records state.

Anyone with information on Durant’s whereabouts should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Roberts can be reached at 757-604-1329, by email at srobertsjr@vagazette.com and on Twitter @SPRobertsJr.

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