Independence authorities arrested Matthew John Huff, left, and Lakon Marie Perry in connection with a grand larceny case last week involving a Toyota Yaris. The car was parked at the Independence Post Office while Huff went to the courthouse to testify during the Matt Jones murder trial.
Pair face stolen car charges

INDEPENDENCE -- A car stolen in West Virginia has been recovered and two Galax residents are facing charges following an incident that occurred in Independence last Thursday.

Independence Police Chief James Wagoner said he was investigating a suspicious vehicle call at the Independence Post Office when he observed a man and woman walking in the area of the post office.

Wagoner checked the license number through Grayson County Sheriff’s Office’s dispatch center and was informed that the vehicle came back listed as stolen.


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