"On Wednesday might last the storehouse of Mr. Charles Henage, who keeps at Muses Fork, Westmoreland county, was broken open and his shelves relieved of the entire stock of dry goods together with a lot of shoes, groceries, watches, and other merchandize amounting to $150 or $200. Suspicion pointed to one James Lewis, who rented and occupied a house at King Copsico Point, on the Potomac river. A search warrant was obtained by Justice Chandler and Constible H. B. Atwell who embarked Friday evening in an open boat with twelve armed men and executed the said warrant. On making the search a quantity of dry goods was found in Lewis' possession. Flour and groceries belonging to Mr. Hopkins, at Nomini Ferry, sundry articles of merchandize taken from the store of Mr. Walcott, at Colonial Beach, also the Colonial Beach Wharf book and lock. In making the raid on this band of thieves who have given the merchants along the Potomac no small amount of trouble for years, it was found their operations were not confined alone to the Virginia shore, but they had visited almost every store immediatley along the river on both the Virginia and Maryland sides. Three of the gang were captured and several others escaped through the upper window of the house and took refuge in a corn field. James Lewis, the ring-leader was tried in Judge Beale's court Monday last and received three years sentence in the penitentiary, his son-in-law, two years. The officers of Westmoreland are still on the lookout and expect to make captures and new discoveries."