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Man arrested in string of burglaries in Southampton Co.

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Posted at 11:05 AM, May 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-08 11:05:19-04
Carter Darnell Beale, age 45

Carter Darnell Beale, age 45

Southampton Co., Va. – A Richmond man is now behind bars in Southampton County, after officials say he is a person of interest in a string of burglaries.

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 around 1:30 p.m., the Southampton Sheriff’s Office received the first report of what would turn out to be a string of four residential burglaries, officials say, in the Dory/Ivor area of Southampton County.

Sheriff Jack Stutts responded to the area of the burglaries, accompanied by other units. A man identified as Carter Darnell Beale, age 45, of Richmond was found in the area and detained by Sheriff Stutts, according to Southampton Sheriff’s Office spokesman Gene H. Drewery.

Beale originally gave false information on his identity, officials say. After having his fingerprints sent to the Virginia State Police Livescan system, Beale was found to be wanted out of Henrico County for two counts of Destruction of Property and two counts of Malicious Wounding.

Beale is a person of interest in the string of burglaries, Drewery says, and is being held in the Southampton County Jail with no bond. A handgun, cash, and prescription drugs were taken in these burglaries.

Anyone having information on these burglaries is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office 757-653-2100 or Crime Line 757-653-2900.