Crumpler man arrested for break-ins
by Linda Burchette, Assistant Editor
Ashe County Sheriff James Williams announced Thursday the arrest of Gabriel Dean Miller, 33, a white male from the Crumpler area, on three counts of breaking, entering and larceny. These break-ins occurred from early September 2009 through August 2010.
Victim of the first break-in was Mary Ann Faw of Fleetwood. Property was taken in the amount of $7,683. Ninety percent of this property has been recovered.
Victim of the second break-in was Dale Brinegar of Crumpler. Property was taken in the amount of $2,195 with 95 percent recovery.
Victim of the third break-in was Nancy Gregory of Crumpler, with $15,000 in property stolen, and a recovery of 98 percent.
Investigation has resulted in other charges from the Galax, VA area. Property stolen there was approximately $11,000 with 99 percent recovered.
Investigation began when Ashe County detectives learned of the arrest of Miller in Boone on Sept. 15 of this year for breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. Miller lived in the Crumpler area where there had been breaking and entering events reported. Investigation was begun and resulted in Millers arrest on Thursday in Ashe.
Miller is currently in the Ashe County Detention Center under a secured bond of $60,000. Hearing is set for Sept. 30.
Investigation is continuing and it is suspected that Miller may be responsible for other break-ins.
(Information provided by the Ashe County Sheriffs Department.)
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