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Danville Police arrest two in storage units theft case

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Justin Merritt Justin Merritt
Monsijour Jamaal Merritt Monsijour Jamaal Merritt

Danville City Police arrested two men early Wednesday, in connection with a break-in and theft from storage lockers.

The case began around 2:30 a.m., when Officer Brandon Curry spotted a suspicious vehicle at the Econo Storage Facility on Riverside Drive.  Ofc. Curry investigated, then found open storage units and two men.

He took both men into custody, and an additional investigation determined they broke into and stole from storage lockers.

Police charged cousins 27-year-old Justin Fernando Merritt, and 30-year-old Monsijour Jamaal Merritt with burglary and grand larceny.

Justin Merritt faces an additional charge of possessing a firearm after being a convicted felon, and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

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