Smyth County

Man charged with stealing over $10,000 in property

CHILHOWIE, Va. - A Chilhowie, Virginia man is facing charges after police say they found more than $10,000 worth of stolen property at his home.

Police arrested Charles Wesley Patrick after a 10-month investigation at his home on Shuler Hollow Road. Chief Steve Price says he believes Patrick stole building material from some businesses.

Price tells us a majority of the items came from two businesses in Chilhowie. He says a tip from a local business led authorities to Patrick.

Patrick is charged for having a gun and being a convicted felon. 

Other charges are pending.

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