Sheriff's Office: Brothers linked to $13,000 in stolen items

Bojangles', Franklin Outdoors among the victims

LEFT TO RIGHT: Tony Morrison and Harold Morrison
LEFT TO RIGHT: Tony Morrison and Harold Morrison

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has arrested two brothers after multiple thefts in the county.

Deputies responded to a theft from Franklin Outdoors in which five ski tubes had been stolen on May 31.

The business' owner told deputies that the tubes were stolen from the store, at 13326 Booker T Washington Highway, at about 5 a.m.

Tony Lee Morrison, 48, of Glade Hill, soon became a suspect, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.

Morrison is charged with grand larceny and has also been linked to other thefts in the area.

The Sheriff's Office says he is connected to the theft of patio furniture from a model home on First Watch Drive; the theft of tools from Epworth Church and tires from Sigmon Automotive Care, in Franklin County; and a wood chipper in Bedford.

The investigation into the case is continuing, and additional charges are pending against Morrison.

Before the case at Franklin Outdoors, the Sheriff's Office arrested Morrison's brother, 49-year Harold E. Morrison, also of Glen Hill.

Workers at the Westlake Bojangles'  found an open window at 5:50 a.m. on May 21, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Business management discovered that cash was missing from inside the restaurant, and investigators identified Harold Morrison as a suspect.

He was interviewed, arrested on May 25, charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny and released on a $5,000 secured bond later that day.

The Sheriff's Office has also connected him to theft of a utility trailer in Bedford and a utility trailer in Roanoke.

The Sheriff's Office says the investigation is continuing, and additional charges are pending.

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