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Suspect located, three more charge in robbery



RADFORD – A suspect being sought in connection with a Radford home invasion robbery surrendered himself to authorities over the weekend and three other suspects were charged in the case.

Justin Sante Little, 23, of Radford turned himself in to authorities and was arrested without incident Saturday morning, according to Radford City Police Department Lt. Andy Wilburn. He is being held without bond at New River Valley Regional Jail.

Little is charged with robbery, breaking and entering in the nighttime to commit robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a robbery. He is among six people charged in connection with the March 9 incident in the 100 block of Copper Beach Drive in Radford.

Three other suspects were arrested in the case over the weekend. They are 18-year-old William Marcell Minter of Radford; Dakota Randall Young, 21, of Radford and Tyler David Naftzger, 18, of Sterling. Minter and Young are being held with bond at the regional jail, but Naftzger was arrested in Loudon County and is being held without bond at Loudon County Adult Detention Center.

Minter is facing the same charges as Little. Young and Naftzger each are charged with conspiracy to break and enter in the nighttime and conspiracy to commit grand larceny.

Two other co-defendants arrested last week, Johnie Winfield Hood, 20, of Belspring and De’Lonnie Leon Leggett, 21, of Radford, also are charged with conspiracy to break and enter in the nighttime and conspiracy to commit grand larceny.

The two victims of the alleged robbery told police at least two males wearing bandanas on their face entered their unlocked residence around 8:38 p.m. and demanded various items, including jewelry. One of the suspects is alleged to have been armed and to have pistol-whipped a victim in the back of the head.











This investigation is ongoing.




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