Parksley Man Arrested, Charged with Theft of Catalytic Converters


Staff Report —

A Parksley man was arrested Friday and charged in connection with the theft of multiple catalytic converters in the Parksley area, according to Sheriff W. Todd Wessells.

An investigation into the thefts led to warrants being obtained for Robert William Rappleyea, 34, of Parksley, on four charges of destroying or preventing the operation of a vehicle.

Accomack County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Rappleyea Friday at around 12:40 p.m., according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Rappleyea is currently incarcerated in the Accomack County Jail with a secured bond of $5,000. The investigation is continuing to identify other suspects.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at 757-787-1131 or 757-824-5666 or tips may be submitted at

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