Authorities accuse two of taking car from impound

England Marie Holley

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County authorities arrested two people over the weekend suspected of leaving drugs in a car they later took from an impound lot without permission.

Ashton Beck Burroughs, 32, and England Marie Holley, 28, of no fixed address in New Market, made their first appearance in Shenandoah County General District Court on Monday. The judge scheduled Burroughs and Holley to appear in court April 3.

Deputies arrested Burroughs and Holley on Sunday and charged each defendant with possession of a schedule I or II substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, enter and set into motion a vehicle with the intent to commit a crime, trespassing and defrauding a garage keeper.

A towing company took a vehicle registered to Holley on March 14, Capt. Wesley Dellinger, of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, said on Monday. The next day workers at the towing company noticed possible drugs in the vehicle and contacted the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies obtained a warrant to search it and recovered suspected illegal drugs and paraphernalia, Dellinger said.

On March 16, Burroughs and Holley trespassed on the towing company lot, entered the vehicle and drove off the property without receiving permission to take the vehicle, Dellinger said. The two suspects took the vehicle without incident.

Ashton Beck Burroughs

The affidavit for the search warrant executed on the 2018 Toyota Corolla filed with the Shenandoah County Circuit Court on March 16 states that Deputy L.R. Bridges “came into contact with Holly Marie England at the Pilot Truck Stop 1014 Mount Olive Road Toms Brook.” The search warrants state that the vehicle is registered to a Holly England, not England Holley as she is identified in the General District Court online database.

“The business had the vehicle towed from the property due to complaints of occupants using intravenous drugs,” the affidavit states. “Bridges was contacted by Strasburg Police Officer C. Mead stating he has had previous incidents with England and the passenger Ashton Burroughs with narcotics violations to include methamphetamine useage (sic).”

Sgt. C.R. Rickard advised Bridges that citizens observed intravenous drug use at a prior call. A JPG Towing employee contacted Bridges by phone on March 15 stating a baggie containing a green substance fell out of the driver’s side door panel when he was placing the vehicle in the impound lot. The employee showed Bridges the baggie that contained a green substance consistent with marijuana, which was seen in plain sight in the driver’s side door panel, the affidavit states.

Bridges seized from the vehicle four glass pipes, a yellow baggie, a digital scale, four straws and a syringe cap, according to the search inventory.