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Man sought in Rockingham County after removing electronic ankle monitor

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Justin Franklin Malloy

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities are searching for a man who they say removed his electronic ankle monitor after being placed on house arrest.

Justin Franklin Malloy, 26, of Stokesdale, was originally charged with felonious larceny and felonious possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Malloy was placed on electronic house arrest by the Rockingham County District Court on Oct. 27, according to Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Kevin Suthard.

Suthard said on Friday at 2:04 p.m., the device indicated that Malloy had removed it from his ankle.

Deputies responded to his residence and began searching the area in an attempt to locate Malloy, but they were unsuccessful, Suthard said.

An order for arrest has been issued charging Malloy with one count of violation of pretrial release conditions.

Malloy is described as a white male who is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 175 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Malloy’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or call Rockingham County Crime Stoppers at (336) 349-9683.