Deputies arrest juvenile in Southampton home robbery

Janathian Porter (photo courtesy of the Southampton County Sheriff's Office)

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – Deputies have arrested a teenager in the robbery of a home in the 29000 block of Deer Trail Drive in Courtland, Thursday afternoon.

According to the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office, the emergency call came in at 12:34 p.m. Witnesses told dispatch that they saw, 18-year-old Janathian Porter, carrying a TV and other items out of the home. As deputies arrived, Porter ran from the scene.

Deputies later found Porter at a relative’s house, and made the arrest, around 1:25 p.m.

Deputies have Porter in custody as they investigate. No word on charges at this time.

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