New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 18, 2018

Highland Springs man guilty of stealing sneakers from Charles City

By Andre Jones | April 6, 2018 4:27 pm

A Highland Springs man entered guilty pleas to two charges in relation to stealing from a Charles City man’s home.

Randy Travon McQuinn Jr. 25, of the 5900 block of Queen Thorpe Court, Apt. 206, entered guilty pleas to one count each of burglary and grand larceny as part of a plea deal reached in Charles City Circuit Court on Apr. 6. One charge of intent to sell stolen property was dropped as part of the agreement.

In a summary of evidence provided by Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Tyler, on Aug. 28, 2017, Welton Smith Jr. returned to his home and found it ransacked. Among the majority of items were taken were several pairs of tennis shoes that Smith collected, along with clothes and jewelry. In total, the value of the items topped $9,000.

With many of the shoes being high demand products by consumers, investigators searched for resale stores that specify in the marketplace. The investigation led to the Round Two Store in Richmond. Authorities reviewed surveillance film around the time of the theft, resulting in McQuinn and a co-defendant, Terry Tyrell Barnes Jr., bringing in several pairs of shoes to sell. Information from the sale helped authorities locate McQuinn, who was arrested and charged.

Formal sentencing for the defendant is scheduled for June 15.