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Man arrested after weekend vandalism spree


By Joe Beck

Front Royal police arrested a 34-year-old man Tuesday and charged him with 18 counts of vandalism stemming from a weekend crime wave.

Erik Dee Sorrells, of 1391 Cedar Drive, was released after confessing to the vandalism spree, Chief Norman Shiflett said in a news release issued Wednesday.

Shiflett said calls from residents and business owners poured into police headquarters on Sunday and Monday. Police responding to the calls counted 28 tires punctured as part of the damage.

Sgt. Crystal Cline said the vandalism was concentrated in the central part of the town.

"The county government center and the School Board offices got hit," Cline said.

She listed businesses along Royal Avenue, Chester Street and Warren Avenue as other targets.

Cline said police fanned out to interview the victims and obtained enough information to identify Sorrells as a suspect.

Shiflett and Cline said officer Bradley Pennington played a key role in the investigation.

"Officer Pennington did an excellent job on this," Cline said.

Cline said she had no explanation for a motive in the case. Anyone with further information is asked to call Pennington at 635-2111.

"Other charges may be pending as more calls come through, but at this time we think he acted alone," Cline said of Sorrells.

Sorrells is scheduled to appear in general district court at 10 a.m. May 27.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com


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