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Car Chase, Crash Nets Loudoun Burglary Suspect

Investigators have connected the suspect, an Alexandria man, to three burglaries in South Riding and another in Sterling.

The man who led state and local law enforcement officers on a car chase early Sunday morning before crashing near Sugarland Run has been connected with a series of burglaries in Loudoun County.

Victor T. Ellis, 25, of Alexandria, now faces charges on three counts of burglary, one count of breaking and entering, two counts of grand larceny, one count of credit card larceny and one count of credit card fraud, according to a press release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

The arrest came after the suspect led Fairfax County Police officers on a chase Sunday from Fairfax into Loudoun County and crashed near Algonkian Parkway and Hardwood Forest Drive around 6:30 a.m., according to the LCSO release. After the suspect fled on foot, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police then joined Fairfax police and conducted and aerial and ground search.

Fairfax County officers later found a suspect into custody in Herndon, VA.

Working with the Fairfax, Loudoun investigators identified the man as Ellis and connected him to burglaries in Loudoun and Fairfax.

The charges relate to four incidents: three in the South Riding area and another in Sterling:

  • Jan. 21 – Someone is alleged to have used a remote garage-door opener obtained from an unlocked vehicle to gain entry to a home on Howerton Drive in South Riding; an iPod and wallet reported taken were taken, and the victim’s credit card was later used.
  • Jan. 21 – Remote garage-door opener obtained from vehicle also believed provide access to home on Dabner Drive in South Riding; change was reported taken from two vehicles.
  • Jan. 21 – Sunglasses were taken from a vehicle parked in a garage on Shaler Street in South Riding; it is also believed the suspect used a garage-door opener to gain entry to the home.
  • Feb. 28 – Someone damaged a window to gain entry to a home on Darkhollow Falls Terrace in Sterling; jewelry, a laptop and other electronics were reported taken.

LCSO deputies also charged Denisa C. Terry, 31, of Herndon, with breaking and entering related to the investigation.

Terry remains in custody at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. Ellis remains in custody at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. The case remains under investigation and additional charges are possible, according to the LCSO release.

The previous information was supplied by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and, where charges were made, does not indicate a conviction. For questions about this article, email dusty@patch.com.

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