Two men have been arrested after a series of commercial burglaries in Sterling this week, and the two are reportedly connected to two other thefts from earlier this year, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
Mark C. Judy, II, 30, and Joseph T. Walthall, 33, both of Sterling, were each charged with three counts of burglary, two counts of attempted burglary and five counts of conspiracy to commit a burglary. Walthall was also charged with simple assault for an unrelated incident.
The two burglarized four businesses between Feb. 9 and 10: Sterling Vapez on East Holly Avenue, two Sunoco locations on Davis Drive and Church Road and Honest Tom's Auto Care on Shepard Drive.
Authorities say Judy and Walthall were involved in two thefts at Prime Mart on W. Church Road that occurred Jan. 29 and Feb. 2.
"The arrests of these two men is a credit to the collaborative efforts between our patrol deputies and station detectives who shared vital information to solve these crimes and remove these serial burglars from our streets," Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman (R) said in a prepared statement.
Judy and Walthall were being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond as of Friday afternoon.