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April 2, 2021

Two more arrested after store burglary attempt

Authorities late Thursday charged Damon Thomas with participating in the attempted burglary and Sam Cole with obstruction of justice.
Detectives late Thursday arrested and charged second and third suspects in connection with the attempted burglary that morning of a convenience store just north of Warrenton, according to the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office.

A state trooper with a K9 Thursday morning arrested Anthony Price, 34, of Washington, D.C., soon after three suspects fled from the BP convenience store at Lee Highway and Cedar Run Drive.

Two others escaped.

Late Thursday, however, deputies arrested Damon Thomas, 32, of Washington, D.C., and charged him with destruction of property, attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools, motor vehicle theft and conspiracy to commit burglary, sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Lewis said.

“Thomas was located after a call came in from a citizen,” Sgt. Lewis wrote in a press release just before 10 p.m. Thursday. “He was taken into custody without incident and is being held with no bond at the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center.

“Detectives also connected Sam Aspen Cole, 23, of Glen Burnie, Md., with involvement in the attempted burglary and she was arrested and charged . . . with obstruction of justice and is being held at the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center with no bond.”

But, the third burglary suspect, a man who “fled on foot,” remained at large, Sgt. Lewis said.

A sheriff’s detective “came across an attempted burglary in progress at a business in the 6400 block of Lee Highway,” Sgt. Lewis wrote in a press release Thursday morning. “The detective attempted to make contact with the suspect. The suspect then fled from the scene and a short pursuit ensued. The vehicle stopped, and three male subjects fled on foot.”

Warrenton police, state police, Warren County sheriff’s deputies and a Fairfax police helicopter joined the search that continued into Thursday night.

The search for the third man continues.

Sgt. Lewis asked anyone with information to call the Fauquier Sheriff’s Office at 540-347-3300.
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