Authorities are trying to pin the blame for an entire string of robberies on a recently arrested man from Farmville, Va. The man, who police think might have worked with an accomplice, is already facing theft charges in connection with a stolen vehicle.
The former police chief in Pennington Gap, Virginia, recently admitted to distributing prescription drugs in addition to orchestrating the robbery of a popular pharmacy chain with other individuals. With an overwhelming amount of evidence weighing against the man, he owned up to the drug-related offenses, which included conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone and burglary.
Auto theft, burglary and larceny are among the charges waiting to be filed against a 22-year-old man believed to be the so-called "Bentley Bandit." The suspect was hunted, arrested and jailed in Louisiana in dramatic fashion after two police pursuits. The "Bentley Bandit," so titled for his spree of stealing cars of the Bentley brand, is wanted by police in at least seven states including Maryland and Virginia.