Monday, December 11, 2023

Sheriff’s office: Man steals handgun, laptop and car from Great Wolf Lodge, is found with crystal meth

Justin Lee Faudree, 29 (WYDaily/Courtesy of VPRJ)
Justin Lee Faudree, 29 (WYDaily/Courtesy of VPRJ)

A West Virginia man was arrested this week after he allegedly stole a handgun and laptop from a vehicle at the Great Wolf Lodge, then stole another guest’s car.

Justin Lee Faudree, 29, of West Virginia, is charged with three counts of grand larceny; manufacture, possession or sale of a controlled substance; possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs; carrying a concealed weapon; two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of marijuana; possession of controlled paraphernalia; and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Great Wolf Lodge, 549 E. Rochambeau Drive, around 8:10 a.m. Sunday for a report of a larceny from a vehicle, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Shelley Ward said.

A lodge guest reported a handgun and Dell laptop had been stolen from their unlocked vehicle, Ward said.

About three hours later, deputies responded again to the Great Wolf Lodge, this time for a call of a stolen vehicle.

The vehicle’s owner reported they had left their gray Nissan Altima running while they stepped away to take a photo when a person stole their vehicle, Ward said.

Deputies found the vehicle shortly after the report was made, locating it at the intersection of Mooretown and Airport roads.

Deputies stopped the Nissan, driven by Faudree, and arrested him without incident, Ward said.

During the traffic stop, deputies found crystal methamphetamine, needles and a smoking device, Ward said. They also found a laptop and handgun matching the description of those stolen earlier from another vehicle at the Great Wolf Lodge.

Faudree was taken to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

Faudree is currently being held at the jail. He is scheduled to appear in the York-Poquoson General District Court at 11 a.m. Nov. 7.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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