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David Yates
David Yates, Sr. (PHOTO: Charles City Sheriff's Office)

David Yates, Sr. (PHOTO: Charles City Sheriff’s Office)

CHARLES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Sheriff’s deputies busted an alleged father and son crime duo accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of items from area homes.

Deputies found stolen items like power tools, fishing poles and antiques when they searched the Yates home on Rocking Horse Lane in Charles City County earlier this month, Charles City County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jayson Crawley said. Investigators also discovered a small marijuana grow on the property.

David Yates, Sr.,44, and his son David Yates, Jr., 22, were charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny after the search turned up the stolen goods.

Investigators said the Yates duo sold some of the stolen property at pawn shops in Richmond and Henrico County. It was through those pawn shops that investigators were led to the Yates, Crawley said.

Davd Yates, Jr. (PHOTO: Charles City Sheriff's Office)

Davd Yates, Jr. (PHOTO: Charles City Sheriff’s Office)

Investigators said they expected the father and son to face more charges related to this most recent crime once their investigation is complete.

Charles City investigators also charged the men in connection with the January attempted break-in at the Virginia Dominion power substation located on Chambers Rd.

Crawley said the deputy investigating the Dominion crime happened to walk through the office as his co-workers brought the father and son in for questioning. That deputy recognized the men them from security video taken at the Dominion substation.