Smyth County

Two charged after Smyth County church robbery

Police: The suspect pawned the instruments

Two people have been arrested after instruments police said were stolen from a Smyth County, Virginia church were recovered at an area pawn shop.

Sheriff Chip Shuler said Tuesday that Jeremy Adam Chapman, 31, of Saltville, and Dana Christine Burke, 23, of Meadowview, are charged with breaking and entering, grand larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny.

Deputies first started investigating the break in at Buckeye Hollow Free Pentecostal Holiness Church in Saltville on January 28. A check of local pawn shops resulted in four guitars taken from the church being recovered and Chapman and Burke being identified as suspects, Shuler said.

Both suspects were released after posting bond.


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