One Suspect Arrested and Sheriff’s Office is Looking for Two More Suspects

Investigators with Bedford County Sheriff’s Office have arrested one suspect and are looking to arrest two more in connection with a series of business and residential burglaries in the Huddleston area of Bedford County. The burglaries occurred between January 24, 2013 and February 13, 2013.

BRONSON JARRETT

Bronson Jarrett

Bronson A. Jarrett, age 19, 526 Dale Ave., Roanoke, Va. was arrested on February 16, 2013 and charged with six burglaries and six grand larcenies. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center.

TIFFANY TOLLEY

Tiffany Tolley

Steve Croy

Steve Croy

Investigators also have warrants for the same crimes and are looking to arrest Steve L. Croy, age 25, and Tiffany M. Tolley, age 30. Both Croy and Tolley are residents of Roanoke City, but have numerous ties to Bedford County, Campbell County, Buckingham County and the City of Lynchburg.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Croy and or Tolley is asked to call 540‐586‐7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1‐888‐798‐5900 or text CVCS 274637. Crime Stopper calls remain anonymous and could receive a reward up to $1,000.00. (www.cvcrimestoppers.org)

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Another Arrest in Connection To A Series of Burglaries in Bedford County

TANISHA NELSON

Investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff’s office have charged another person in connection with a series of five burglaries in Bedford County. These burglaries occurred between December 24, 2012 and January 4, 2013.
Tanisha Ping Linette Nelson, age 20, of 3434 Bennett Dr. NW, Apt. 6, Roanoke, Va. was arrested early Tuesday morning, February 12, and is being held on a $25,000 bond in the Bedford Adult Detention Center. Nelson was charged with five counts of grand larceny and two counts of larceny of a firearm.
Nathan Nelms is still at large. Authorities ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 540‐586‐7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1‐888‐798‐5900 or text CVCS 274637 with their tip.

Nathan Nelms

Anyone having information regarding Nathan Nelms or these incidents should call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827

or the Crimestoppers Tips Line at 1-888-798-5900.

Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could received a reward up to $1,000.00.

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Looking for a Suspect in Recent Burglaries

On January 25, 2013, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office hosted a press conference regarding the results and arrests of the ongoing investigations into a string of recent burglaries in Bedford County.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has in custody Augustus J. Xavier, Juan Quontell Welton, Kenneth Beaner and Durrell Brown.

Suspects In Custody

Nathan Nelms is still at large. The public is encouraged to call police immediately should anyone have contact with the subject.

Nathan Nelms

Nathan Nelms

The Sheriff’s Office is looking for information on the owners of the items shown below:

 

Anyone having information regarding Nathan Nelms or these incidents should call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827

or the Crimestoppers Tips Line at 1-888-798-5900.

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Sheriff Brown Will Host a Press Conference to Report on the Investigations into a String of Recent Burglaries

PRESS CONFERENCE

JANUARY 25, 2012

On Friday morning, January 25, 2013, Sheriff Brown will host a press conference at 10:00 a.m. in the Emergency Operations Center located in the lower level of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
The purpose of the press conference is to report on the results and arrests of ongoing investigations into a string of recent burglaries in Bedford County.
No further information will be released by the Sheriff’s office prior to the conference due to the arrests that still need to be made.

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Looking for Two Suspects

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On 01/17/2012 at 1:56AM Bedford County Communications received a call from a resident in the 1400 block of Centerville Road stating unknown individuals had shot into her home. A deputy responding to the area observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Belltown Road. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle and the vehicle attempted to flee. The deputy pursued the vehicle onto Kincannon Road, where the vehicle wrecked. The occupants of the vehicle fled on foot, and one suspect was taken into custody. A second subject was located by another deputy at a residence near the crash site. Two other occupants of the vehicle remain at large. They are described as black males wearing dark clothing.
The suspects in custody have been identified as Augustus J. Xavier, DOB 1/11/1995, 1101 12th Street, Roanoke VA and Juan Quontell Welton, DOB 9/24/1992, 922 Palm Ave NW, Roanoke, VA.

A possible sighting of one of the at-large suspects was received at 11:31AM in the 3600 block of East Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike. Officers responded to the area immediately and searched the area but were unable to locate any suspects matching the description given by the caller. The public is encouraged to call police immediately should any suspicious subject be observed in the area, or if anyone had contact with subject matching the description given. These subjects should be considered armed and dangerous.

This incident is still under investigation.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or the
Crimestoppers Tips Line at 1-888-798-5900.

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Woman Charged with Malicious Wounding, Assault on a Police Officer and Obstruction of Justice

 

On December 19 at 7:18 p.m., Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 1025 Buffalo Run Road, Thaxton, in reference to an assault. Deputies arrive at the address and spoke with the caller, who stated that Jessica Hiner had showed up at her residence with blood on her clothing. Hiner told her that she had been involved in an altercation with Phillip Helms and then left on foot.

Deputies then went to the Helms residence at 1577 Irving Road. While attempting to get an answer at the door, deputies observe what appeared to be drops of dried blood near the door.

At 9:00 p.m., Roanoke Memorial Hospital notified Bedford County dispatchers that Phillip Helms was in their emergency department. He had lacerations to his hand and chest area. A deputy responded to the hospital and interviewed Helms.

At 11:29 p.m., deputies went to 215 Meadow Creek Drive where they located Jessica Hiner, age 27. After being advised that she was arrested for malicious wounding, she assaulted the deputy and resisted being handcuffed.

She was transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford, where she is being held without bond. She is charged with malicious wounding, assault on a police officer and obstruction of justice. Deputies believe alcohol was involved in this incident.

Investigation of this incident is ongoing.

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Bedford County First Responders Deliver Baby in Parking Lot

From WSET-TV ABC 13 website:

Bedford Co., VA – A couple of first responders delivered a baby in a gas station parking lot early Wednesday morning.

It was an extra special delivery for Deputy Allison Key. It’s a call that will always be a special memory in her law enforcement career.

This what the 911 said:

“Bedford 911, where’s your emergency? Yes ma’am, my girlfriend’s pregnant. She’s about to have the baby.”

It was 2:13 a.m. when that call came in, and the man on the phone was in a race against the clock to get his pregnant girlfriend to the hospital.

Dispatcher Becky Dooley had the man pull off of Route 460 into the parking lot of a New London gas station. The screams from the mother-to-be in the passenger seat had them all worried the baby would get there before the ambulance.

Fortunately, Deputy Allison Key got there soon after.

“I was the closest one there, so I take off and get there and she’s definitely in labor. Screaming. Telling me that the baby’s coming and I’m hoping and praying that it’s not,” said Key.

“She was keeping the mother calm until we got there. She helped assist me when I got there. Taking care of the mother until the medic unit arrived,” said Eddie Witt with Fire and Rescue.

Witt was the next to arrive, and he delivered the baby.

“Within about 8 minutes, we delivered a little baby girl,” said Witt.

“We no more than get her in the back of the ambulance and we have a baby,” said Key. “I got to cut the cord.”

That was a first for Deputy Key. After 8 years on the road, this happened on her last night of duty.

“It’s a good way to go out,” she said.”It was a good cry for a change. Usually you hear the bad cries. That was a good cry for a change.”

Key is leaving the sheriff’s office for a law enforcement job with a private company. But she says she plans to stay on as a reserve deputy. She also plans to stay in touch with the baby’s family.

 

Update on Fuel Oil Thefts

Read 12/11/2012 Press Release here

On December 12, 2012, Michael Scott Toler, age 49, 156 Winfall Road, Gladys, Virginia was arrested in Amherst County. Toler is charged with grand larceny of fuel oil from Beaver Dam Baptist Church. He is free on bond.

The investigation of the larceny from Bethesda United Methodist Church continues.

Due to Toler pending trial, suspect’s photo will not be released. The media is asked to not print or broadcast any photo at this time. This is a continuing investigation.

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Search Warrant Executed Arrest Made for Possession of Child Pornography

 

On 12/4/2012, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant for possession of child pornography on Baymeadow Dr, Vinton, which is located within Bedford County.
The search warrant was part of a joint investigation by the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and included Task Force officers from the Bedford County County Sheriff’s Office, Christiansburg Police Department, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, and Vinton Police Department. Over 60 items of evidence was seized as part of the search warrant.
James Otis Baker was subsequently arrested and transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford County, where 10 felony warrants for possession of child pornography were obtained and served on him for violation of § 18.2-374.1:1 Code of Virginia. Mr. Baker was processed and released on a $7,000 secured bond.

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