Two Purcellville residents have been charged in connection with a series of western Loudoun burglaries during the past two months.
According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Richard A. Hughes, 35 and Jacquelyn Hueg, 27, were connected to six burglaries in the Purcellville area. Hughes is charged with two counts of burglary and one count of grand larceny, attempted burglary, possession of burglarious tools, conspiracy to commit a burglary and narcotic possession. Hueg is charged with grand larceny. Additional charges are pending from the Hardy County (WV) Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s Office detectives worked with the Purcellville Police Department to investigate the involvement of Hughes and Hueg in the June 28 and July 7 burglary of a business located in the 18000 block of Lincoln Road; the June 28, July 5 and July 24 burglary of a business in the 100 block of E. Main Street; the July 6 grand larceny of a business in the 200 block of North 21st Street; and the July 13 burglary of a business located in the 100 block of West Main Street. The suspects are former employees of the targeted businesses, the agency reported.
Hughes and Hueg were arrested Tuesday, after officers allegedly observed the attempting to break into a business in the 100 block of East Main Street. Hughes is being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.
A majority of the stolen items were recovered after search warrants were executed at the homes of the suspects in Loudoun County, Purcellville, and in Hardy County, WV.