An Alexandria man who led authorities on a high speed chase from Fairfax County and into the Lowes Island area on March 10th has been charged in connection with a series of burglaries that occurred earlier this year in Loudoun County.
Victor T. Ellis, 25, was charged March 10 with three counts of burglary, one count of breaking and entering, two counts of grand larceny, one count of credit card larceny, and one count of credit card fraud.
Ellis is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
The charges stem from three incidents in the South Riding area and a separate case in Sterling.
Ellis is charged in connection with the Jan. 21 burglary of a home on Howerton Drive in South Riding where he allegedly used a remote garage door opener inside an unlocked vehicle to gain entry. An iPod and a wallet were taken and the victim’s credit card was later used at various locations in the area.
In the second case a garage on Dabner Drive was broken into on Jan. 21.
Deputies said it appeared the suspect used a remote garage door opener that was inside a vehicle at the home to gain entry. The suspect stole change from two vehicles.
In another incident the suspect entered a vehicle on Shaler Street on Jan. 21 and removed sunglasses from a vehicle parked inside the garage. It is believed the suspect again used a remote garage door opener inside a car parked outside the home to gain entry into the garage.
The fourth burglary occurred Feb. 28 at a home on Darkhollow Falls Terrace in Sterling. In that case the home was entered after the suspect damaged a rear window. Jewelry, a laptop and other electronics were taken.
Also charged in this case is Denisa C. Terry, 31, of Herndon. Terry was charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny. She remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.
It's not know at this time Terry's exact involvement in the case.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, working with the Fairfax Police Department, were able to identify Ellis who was involved in burglaries in Loudoun and Fairfax. The case remains under investigation and additional charges are possible, according to Liz Mills, spokesperson for the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
Prior to his arrest, Ellis was involved in a pursuit with officers from the Fairfax County Police Department. Around 6:30 a.m. on March 10 he crashed his vehicle near the intersection of Hardwood Forest Drive and Algonkian Parkway in the Lowes Island area and fled from the scene on foot. Members of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, the Virginia State Police and the Fairfax County Police conducted an aerial and ground search for the suspect.
Officers with the Fairfax County Police Department later located the suspect in Herndon and took him into custody.
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