Auto theft, burglary and larceny are among the charges waiting to be filed against a 22-year-old man believed to be the so-called "Bentley Bandit." The suspect was hunted, arrested and jailed in Louisiana in dramatic fashion after two police pursuits. The "Bentley Bandit," so titled for his spree of stealing cars of the Bentley brand, is wanted by police in at least seven states including Maryland and Virginia.
A Campbell County Circuit Court judge sentenced a 36-year-old former police officer to a two-year suspended jail term and probation for six years. The court's grand larceny sentencing for the Nathalie man comes four months after the wallet was turned into the police station.
On March 27 of this year, a former investigator for the Bedford County Sheriff's Office was eyed traveling the wrong way down a highway in his police-issued vehicle. A witness alerted authorities by calling 911. The witness then followed the man for several miles, attempting to alert other drivers to his presence by flashing her lights.
The OnStar system on a stolen car helped Prince William County police track down three out of four teenagers believed to be involved in an auto theft ring based in the Manassas area. One 18-year-old, a 17-year-old and two 16-year-old males were picked up by police and formally charged with the thefts of cars and guns.