Five people are accused of stealing electricity at a troubled mobile home park, authorities said Tuesday.
Detective Burlin Ballew of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 60-year-old Willie Edward Justice, address listed as Banks Avenue in Marion; 35-year-old Chastina Marie Justice, address listed as Tulip Drive in Marion; 31-year-old James Thomas Vallini II, address listed as Tulip Drive in Marion; 38-year-old Joshua Lee Yelton, address listed as Tulip Drive in Marion; and 64-year-old Robert Lee Justice, address listed as Tulip Drive in Marion, with reconnecting utility.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, deputies responded to Johnny Banks Drive to assist probation officers. Since that time, there has been an ongoing investigation at Johnny Banks Mobile Home Park for multiple ordinance and law violations.
During the investigation, detectives discovered that the five suspects reconnected their electricity after it had been turned off by Duke Energy.
All received criminal summons.