UPDATE: Hurricane man accused of numerous thefts could be facing more charges
St. Albans Police have tied Justin Brafford to yet another theft. Brafford is now charged with stealing more than $1300 from Lewie's gambling parlor on March 15.
Officers were able to look at the video of the other crimes Brafford had been charged with committing and thought the theft at Lewie's looked like his doing.
There was a clerk at Lewie's who also saw the stories of Brafford in the press and felt it was him as well.
A Hurricane man is charged with stealing more than $21,000 worth of band equipment from Lincoln High School. He is also facing other charges.
Justin Brafford, 31, of Hurricane is now facing felony charges of grand larceny after multiple incidents. Brafford is accused of breaking into a box trailer owned by Lincoln High School of Shinnston, according to the criminal complaint.
The complaint states the LHS band director was spending the night at a local motel February 1 when he noticed the lock was cut on the trailer the next morning. Music equipment totaling $21,400 had been taken. A few weeks later, on February 28, deputies with the Cabell County Sheriff's Department were able to recover property belonging to the band director at Brafford's father's house in Hurricane.
Brafford is also charged with stealing more than $3,500 worth of tools and equipment from work trucks belonging to GSI, LLC. The criminal complaint states Bafford pawned a climbing/safety harness at a Putnam County business.
Brafford has one petit larceny charge for taking $600 worth of tools from a work truck parked at a motel. Deputies were able to recover a chainsaw from a Kanawha County pawn shop belonging to that victim.
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