Two Texans were arrested at the 7-11 in Strasburg on Tuesday morning after a tracking device in narcotics that were stolen during a burglary in Maryland revealed their location.
Kendall D. Jackson, 30, of Humble, Texas, and Kirkston B. Smith, 29, of Houston, Texas, are being held at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail without bond, according to Sgt. Brent Coffey, the state police public information officer at the Culpeper division.
The two suspects were in a 2020 Ford Edge that the Baltimore County Police Department had issued a “be on the lookout for” at around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday following a pharmacy burglary that police had responded to in Baltimore County, Maryland.
The burglars broke in through a front window of the pharmacy at around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday and one of the bottles of medication had a GPS tracking device with it, according to Kevin Gay, a public information specialist with the Baltimore County Police Department. The suspects drove south on Interstate 95 and ended up on Old Valley Pike in Strasburg, according to Gay.
Around 7 a.m. Tuesday, a Virginia trooper saw the Ford Edge stopped at a convenience store in the 33000 block of Old Valley Pike in Strasburg, Coffey states in an email to the Northern Virginia Daily.
About $175 worth of medication was stolen from the pharmacy in Baltimore, and that amount was recovered by Virginia State Police, Gay said. The damage to the pharmacy’s window was estimated to be about $2,000.
Jackson is charged with one count of being a fugitive from justice. Smith is charged with two counts of being a fugitive from justice, according to the jail’s website. They are facing second-degree burglary and destruction of property charges in Maryland.