Charlie Harrell


A North Carolina man was arrested last night in connection with the Jan. 4 burglary at Riverside Pawn in Danville, according to the Danville Police Department.

Charlie Joe Harrell of Burlington, North Carolina is expected to be the only suspect in the case, according to the Danville Police.

The Danville Police worked in conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) offices in Roanoke and Greensboro had identified, located, and arrested Harrell and charged him with burglary and grand larceny in Danville before being arrested in North Carolina.

Tips sent in from the public led the investigation to Harrell as the suspect and aided in locating the suspect vehicle as well.  The investigation was aided by multiple law enforcement partners including the Caswell County NC Sheriff’s Department, Burlington Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, the Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia. 

The help from the public combined with teamwork between multiple law enforcement agencies over multiple days led to the recovery of all seven firearms stolen in this burglary, along with illegal narcotics and more illegal firearms, according to the Danville Police.  As a result of this investigation into the burglary, multiple other individuals are now facing various firearms and narcotics related charges. 

The Danville Police Department would like to thank the community for their continued support and response to solving crime. 

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