Multiple arrests made in Nelson Co. following weekend break-ins

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NELSON CO. (WSLS 10) - The Nelson County Sheriff's Office made multiple arrests over the weekend in a string of business break-ins.

On Sunday morning, the Nelson County Sheriff's Office received an alarm call from Shipman Auto. Authorities responded to the call and found two suspects outside the business. They have been identified as 25-year-old Jordon Jerome Ford,  and 20-year-old  Malik Tremel Wallace, both of Richmond. Police say both suspects were taken into custody.

Investigators say Ford and Wallace also broke into Front Street Garage in Lovingston a short time before breaking in at Shipman Auto.

Authorities say the property the suspects took from the businesses has been recovered.

Ford and Wallace face multiple charges:

  • Breaking and Entering
  • Grand Larceny
  • Possession of Burglary Tools and Property Damage

As of Monday, Jordan Jerome Ford and Malike Tremel Wallace are being held in the Regional Jail on secured bonds.

Here's what Captain Robert New had to say about the arrests:

"The Sheriff's Office has taken a proactive response to crime since Sheriff Hill has taken office in January of this year.  Our Deputies are patrolling all areas of the county, checking neighborhoods and businesses as part of our new Community Policing Project. It is the goal to have Deputies visible in the county both day and night. Sheriff Hill and the rest of the Nelson County Sheriff's Office are committed to making Nelson County a safe community for us to live in."