On August 5, 2018, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary that occurred at Figsboro General Store located at 3899 Figsboro Rd., Martinsville, Virginia. The suspect had driven a vehicle into the store to gain entry, causing a significant amount of damage to the building. An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the cash register.
The individual responsible for the burglary was last seen traveling in the direction of Franklin County, Virginia. On August 5, 2018, a 2002 Ford Explorer believed to be operated by the suspect was recovered in Franklin County, Virginia.
Through the course of the investigation, Carl Anthony Harding, 47, of 687 Country Ridge Rd., Bassett, VA was developed as a suspect. On November 6, 2018, investigators from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Harding in Fieldale, Virginia.
Carl Anthony Harding was charged with 1 count of breaking and entering (felony), 2 counts of destruction of property (felony) and 1 count of larceny (misdemeanor). He is currently held in the Henry County Jail without bond.