Read set to stand trial Thursday

Published 6:30 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A 49-year old Drakes Branch woman is set to stand trial Thursday facing charges stemming from several residential breaking and enterings reported in southern Prince Edward County.

Charlene Read was indicted on 10 felony charges in Prince Edward Circuit Court in May in connection to the incidents, reported in mid-October.

Read was arrested and charged months ago, according to Maj. David Wilmoth of the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect faces five charges of grand larceny and five charges of entering a house with intent to commit larceny in connection to the October incidents.

Read is also charged with robbery of a residence and grand larceny in connection with a separate incident reported in February. She was indicted on the two felonies June 21.

During the October incidents, Read allegedly stole jewelry, gaming systems, including an iPad and an air rifle from the homes, Wilmoth said.

Read is also facing numerous charges in connection to multiple reported break-ins in Keysville, Eureka and Ontario, according to a release from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. Some of the items have been recovered, the release stated.

“She had sold some of the stuff to people around town in Farmville and maybe out toward Charlotte County,” Wilmoth said. He asked that anyone who may have purchased items from Read to contact the Prince Edward Sheriff’s Office at (434) 392-8101 or the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 542-5141.