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Deputies searching for Chesterfield man who violated house arrest

Posted at 11:05 PM, Aug 18, 2023

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A man is wanted by the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office after he violated his home incarceration sentence, officials said.

William Thomas Powell, 42, was serving his sentence in Chesterfield, according to officials with the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office.

Powell failed to show up for a check-in where a drug test was required.

Deputies searched for Powell using electronic surveillance to track him through his ankle monitor.

At one point that monitor was removed. K-9s tracked Powell to a point where he may have been picked up by a vehicle along Route 10 in Chester.

Powell was serving out his sentence for the following charges:

  • Felony possession of schedule 1 or 2 drugs with a 20-month sentence
  • A second felony possession of schedule 1 or 2 drugs, with a five-year suspended sentence
  • A felony probation violation where he received an additional 11 months

Powell is 6 feet tall and 280 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with information on Powell's whereabouts should contact the Sheriff's Office Investigative Unit at 804-748-1490 or Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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