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Investigators recover stolen antiques

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By The Staff

INDEPENDENCE — Four suspects have been indicted on charges related to stolen antiques from an Independence residence.
According to a report from Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, the following suspects were indicted and arrested by Wytheville authorities on charges of burglary and grand larceny: Britani Christina Hurley, 25, Champ David Jones, 31, Tiffany Marie Cox 28, and Tracy Leon Davis Jr., 36.
The sheriff’s report detailed that on Feb. 7, a Grayson County man reported his home in Independence had been broken into and many antiques had been stolen.
Grayson County Investigator Travis Jefferson responded to investigate, according to the report.
“Upon searching the area adjacent to the driveway, Jefferson found jewelry engraved with the victim’s name,” said Sheriff Vaughan. “The investigation led them to the town of Wytheville.”
Jefferson requested assistance from the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.
“When Wythe County Investigator Doug Tuck knocked on their apartment door, [Jones] reportedly told Tuck to come back with a search warrant. Investigator Jefferson testified before a magistrate and obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s Village Square apartment in Wytheville,” said the sheriff.
The search warrant was executed, and numerous stolen items were recovered, Sheriff Vaughan said. While following up on the case, investigators learned that the remaining stolen property had been taken to another location in Wytheville. 
Investigators applied for a search warrant for the property located at 310 Atkins Mill Rd., which was home to Tiffany Marie Cox and Tracy Leon Davis Jr. With the assistance of the Wytheville Police Department, Grayson County investigators searched and recovered the remaining stolen property.  
Investigator Jefferson testified before a Grayson County Grand Jury on April 26. The jury returned true bills of indictment against the suspects.
Hurley, Jones and Davis were later arrested by the Wytheville Police Department. Cox was arrested by the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office.  
Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan commended Investigator Travis Jefferson, Lt. Tuck of the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Wytheville Police Department for their work on the case.