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.