Suspects accused of burglarizing home while victim was at hospital

Kier Winfield and Montrel L. Joyner (Photo courtesy: Southampton County Sheriff's Office)

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Deputies in Southampton County have arrested two men accused of a home burglary.

Deputies say 24-year-old Montrel L. Joyner and 25-year-old Kier Winfield broke into a residence in the 10000 block of Southampton Parkway around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The homeowner’s relatives called police to report the burglary in progress. They told deputies the homeowner had been hospitalized from injuries received in a recent crash.

When units arrived at the home, the suspects were seen running. Deputies were able to locate and arrest both suspects.

Both were charged with two counts of burglary and one count of destruction of property. Deputies say Winfield was out on bond for the burglary of a church that occurred in July.

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