MAY 14, 2013
At 9:50 p.m. Thursday evening, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from 105 Angus Terrace, Bedford, VA. The caller advised that he operates a bed and breakfast at this address. He called to report a female guest had reported to him that her husband had assaulted her and he was armed.
Upon arrival, deputies located Carolyn Kessinger, who stated her husband Kevin Kessinger had assaulted her. She also advised that he was armed with several firearms. Bedford County Fire and Rescue units responded to the scene and transported the victim to Bedford County Memorial Hospital. Kevin Kessinger fled the scene on foot.
Bedford County deputies with the assistance of a tracking K-9, VA State Police helicopter and officers from the Bedford Police Department searched the area for Kessinger.
Deputies discovered Kevin Kessinger hiding in a ditch near Three Otters Road at 11:50 pm. He was arrested and transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center.
Kevin Ray Kessinger, age 49, 19302 Sedgebrook Lane, Lynchburg, Va. was charged with felony strangulation, brandishing a firearm, and domestic assault. He is being held without bond.