Navy Engineer Pleads Guilty to Drug Store Burglaries


By Linda CicoiraA Navy engineer pleaded guilty last week in Accomack Circuit Court to seven felony charges including burglarizing two local pharmacies.

Cole Kambarn Conklin, 29, of Maddox Boulevard on Chincoteague, waived going before a grand jury and admitted to two counts of burglary, grand larceny, possession of Adderall, possession of hydrocodone, possession of burglary tools, and property destruction. The crimes included breaking into H&H Pharmacy in Oak Hall on Jan. 11 and stealing property, and breaking into Walgreen’s in Onley on Jan. 16 while possessing burglary tools and damaging property.

Conklin is being evaluated for a community corrections alternative program. A presentence report was ordered. Conklin is in Accomack Jail.

In another case, judgment was withheld for Elvis Northam, 61, of Nock’s Landing Road in Atlantic. The case will be considered in a year in accordance with the first offender statute. Northam was charged with possession of cocaine in connection with a Sept. 28, 2018, incident. He pleaded guilty to the offense.

A count of grand larceny was dismissed against David Brian Holland III, 23, of Sheephouse Road in Pocomoke City, Md. He pleaded not guilty to Oct. 19, 2016, charge, which involved stealing property belonging to Dan Luu.

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