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2 arrested after being chased by Stokes Co. deputies

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Anthony Cole Atkins, 19, of Pine Hall, and Frank Arnold Blankenship, 22, of Walnut Cove.

Anthony Cole Atkins, 19, of Pine Hall, and Frank Arnold Blankenship, 22, of Walnut Cove.

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies said two men accused of stealing an air compressor from a home were arrested last Friday in Walnut Cove.

The Stokes News reported that Anthony Cole Atkins, 19, of Pine Hall, and Frank Arnold Blankenship, 22, of Walnut Cove, allegedly ran into the woods with the item, leading authorities on a foot chase.

Atkins was charged with felony larceny, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Blankenship was charged with felony larceny.

Both suspects received $2,500 secured bonds and have court planned for Tuesday.

Read more: The Stokes News.

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