Williamsburg Brothers Plead Guilty to Stealing from Car Dealership

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York-Poquoson Courthouse

Two brothers admitted to stealing catalytic converters from cars parked in a dealership lot.

Dustin and David Arrington appeared in York-Poquoson Circuit Court on Thursday to plead guilty to larceny charges.

The brothers were accused of stealing almost $10,000 worth of catalytic converters from Casey Toyota Scion in York County on Jan. 26.

The Arringtons were arrested in February and charged with five counts each of felony grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny. Dustin Arrington was also charged with possession of burglary tools.

All but three charges each of grand larceny were dropped prior to Thursday’s hearing, and the remaining six charges were converted to misdemeanor petite larceny charges as part of a plea deal the brothers entered into with the prosecution.

In exchange for having the three charges each of grand larceny converted to misdemeanors, both brothers pleaded guilty and accepted shared responsibility for paying back $9686.45 to the victims.

Judge Richard Rizk sentenced both Dustin and David Arrington to three years in jail with all but fifteen days suspended for each of them.

Both brothers will serve their sentences in 48-hour increments from Sunday through Tuesday of every week beginning Nov. 22.

Upon their release they will remain on supervised probation for up to three years, during which time they will be expected to pay $150 each per month in restitution.

Once their restitution has been paid, they will continue to pay $100 per month until court costs totaling $1,021 are paid back.

Charges against a third man accused of involvement in the robbery were dropped.

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