Man responsible for vehicle thefts in Henry County arrested

Deangelo Waller (Henry County Sheriff's Office) (WSLS)

HENRY COUNTY, Va. – A man responsible for two vehicle thefts in Henry County was taken into custody Thursday, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said at around 9:08 a.m. authorities were notified about someone stealing a 2012 Blue Subaru Abreeza from a Family Dollar, located on Virginia Avenue in Collinsville. At 9:18 a.m., a white 2010 Toyota Prius was reported stolen from Printers Lane in Collinsville.

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Witnesses of both incidents gave similar descriptions of the suspect.

We’re told on Thursday at around 9:44 a.m., the sheriff’s office recovered the stolen Abreeza at the Collinsville Library. As deputies were recovering that vehicle, a worker at Auto Tech in Collinsville reported a suspect matching the description parked a white Toyota Prius at that location, and fled on foot across the street towards an Econo Lodge on Virginia Avenue.

Authorities responded to both scenes, and the stolen Prius was located at Auto Tech while the suspect, Deangelo Waller, 42, was located in a restricted area of the motel.

He was taken into custody without incident, and charged with two counts of felony grand larceny.

He is currently held in the Henry County Adult Detention Center without bail.

This investigation is ongoing, and anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500.00 for information related to a crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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