Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Drug Blitz 2013

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PRESS RELEASE
DECEMBER 19, 2013

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has made numerous arrests in the illegal activity of narcotics distribution in the past twelve months.   These arrests have been far reaching into the criminal enterprise of illegal narcotics, burglary and thefts within the county.

In 2013, VICE/Narcotics Investigators, along with Criminal Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office began perfecting cases in relation to illegal narcotics activities within the county, and quickly identified numerous individuals tied together in this criminal enterprise. During the weekend beginning on Friday December 13, 2013 deputies, along with Virginia State Police agents, engaged in a round-up of several of these individuals, resulting in the arrest of seventeen people.  Included are these individuals in relation to narcotics offenses:

Howell, Bryan E. Mason, Samuel L Mason, Wanda G.
Bryan Eugene Howell
Samuel Levi Mason
Wanda Gail Mason
2 counts Distribution of Methamphetamine
1 count Possession of Methamphetamine 1 count Possession of Methamphetamine
1 count Manufacture Methamphetamine 1 count of Manufacture Methamphetamine
1 count of Manufacture Methamphetamine
Fitzgerald, Patrick K. Begley, Cassie L. Hodges, Quen B.
Patrick Kelly Fitzgerald
Cassie Lawhorne Begley
Quen Barrett Hodges
2 counts Distribution of Marijuana
2 counts Distribution of Schedule III Narcotic
2 counts Distribution of Schedule II Narcotic
1 count of Distribution of Schedule IV Narcotic
Staples, Frederick J. Woodruff, Ian C. Willis, Nathan A.
Frederick Jaral Staples
Ian Woodruff
Nathan Willis
3 counts Distribution of Crack Cocaine
1 count Distribution of Cocaine
2 counts Distribution of Schedule II Narcotic

Updike, Jeffrey D. Maner, Dustin P. Pollard, Kenneth Wayne
Jeffrey Daniel Updike
Dustin Paul Maner
Kenneth Wayne Pollard, Jr.
1 count Distribution of Crack Cocaine
1 count Possession of Marijuana
1 count Possession of Marijuana

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Cody D. Campbell
John David Maddox
Sydney L. Seager
1 count Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic
1 count Distribution of Marijuana
1 count Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana
 1 count of Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana 1 count Possession of Cocaine
Elliott, Forest E.
Forrest E. Elliot
 1 count of Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

The following individuals are still WANTED on outstanding warrants:

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Eric Eugene Burley
Sidney Puckette
1 count Distribution of Cocaine
1 count Distribution of Cocaine
1 count Possession of Marijuana
 KNOWN GANG MEMBER NO PICTURE AVAILABLE

As well as these individuals, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has perfected 39 additional narcotics cases in 2013 and there are pending charges against unnamed subjects.

Also in early 2013, Investigators began perfecting cases on a Burglary ring.  Numerous interviews were conducted and some of the stolen property was recovered by investigators  and returned to the rightful owners. It was determined that all the crimes committed were done in order to obtain funds for heroin. The following is a list of crimes and suspects which centered around the south side of the county:

1/15/2013 – Burglary in the 1300 block of Walnut Shell Road Vinton, Va.Jason Tyler Hall has been charged with 1 count Burglary, 1count Grand Larceny, and 1 count Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

8/20/2013 -Burglary of 1500 block of Walnut Shell Road Vinton, Va. Jason Tyler Hall and Brandon Bowden have each been charged with 1 count Burglary, 1 count Grand Larceny, 1 count of Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
8/20/2013 – Burglary of 1300 block of Walnut Shell Road Vinton, Va. Jason Tyler Hall and Brandon Bowden have each been charged with 1 count Burglary and 1 count of Grand Larceny
9/23/2013 – Larceny of credit card at 100 block of Big Bear Run Vinton, Va. Jason Tyler Hall and Leigha Bragg Hall were each charged with 1 count Larceny of Credit Card and 4 counts of Credit Card Fraud.
Between 9/25/2013 and 10/1/2013 – Grand Larceny from 100 block of Big Bear Run Vinton, Va. Jason Tyler Hall and Leigha Bragg Hall were each charged with Grand Larceny of jewelry totaling over $10,000.00.

9/26/2013 – Burglary of 1600 block of Halesford Road Moneta, Va. Jason Tyler Hall, Leigha Bragg Hall, and a juvenile suspect have each been charged with Burglary and Grand Larceny. In addition, Jason Tyler Hall was also charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

 

Hall, Jason Tyler Hall, Leigha Bragg Bowden, Brandon Bernard
Jason Tyler Hall
Leigha Bragg Hall
Brandon Bowden
4 counts Burglary
1 count Burglary
 5 counts Grand Larceny  2 counts Grand Larceny   2 counts Burglary
 1 count Larceny of a Credit Card  1 count of Larceny of a Credit Card  2 counts Grand Larceny
 4 counts Credit Card Fraud  4 counts of Credit Card Fraud  1 count Possession of a Firearm by Felon
 4 counts Possession of a Firearm by Felon

A Juvenile has also been charged with B&E and Grand Larceny.

Additionally, there are still pending charges that may be filed in relation to all of these incidents.

If you have information on crimes in the County of Bedford please contact the Sheriff’s  Office at 540-586-4800.

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CAPTURED UPDATE – Billy Ray Hill, Jr. from Bedford County’s Most Wanted

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Bedford County’s Most Wanted – Damien L. Anderson HELP US CATCH HIM!

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KNOWN GANG MEMBER

 

If you know the location of any of these individuals, please submit your tip through Central Virginia Crime Stoppers (1-888-798-5900 or TEXT CVCS 574637). Callers to CVCS can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward. Alternatively you can call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or submit a tip through our online tip submission form located here.

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Sheriff Mike Brown To Hold Press Conference 2:00pm on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

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PRESS RELEASE
DECEMBER 18, 2013

Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown will hold a press conference at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday December 19, 2013. At that time, he will announce numerous arrests in the illegal activity of narcotics distribution in the past twelve months. These arrests have been far reaching into the criminal enterprise of illegal narcotics, burglaries and thefts within Bedford County. The conference will be held in the Emergency Operations Center, located in the lower level of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office 1345 Falling Creek Road, Bedford, Virginia.

There will be no further information released prior to the 2:00 p.m. press conference.

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Bedford County’s Most Wanted – Billy Ray Hill, Jr. HELP US CATCH HIM!

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Capias Warrant
Probation Violation and Distribution of Scheduled Substances

 

If you know the location of any of these individuals, please submit your tip through Central Virginia Crime Stoppers (1-888-798-5900 or TEXT CVCS 574637). Callers to CVCS can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward. Alternatively you can call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or submit a tip through our online tip submission form located here.

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Receives Re-accreditation From VLEPSC

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PRESS RELEASE
DECEMBER 9, 2013

On October 17, 2013, the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission held its fall conference at the Holiday Inn Select in Lynchburg. The commission awarded the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office its re-accreditation certificate. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received its initial accreditation in 1999. The process of accreditation takes place every four years.

On Monday afternoon September 30, 2013, a three person team of assessors arrived at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. The assessors are law enforcement accreditation managers representing the Martinsville Police Department, City of Danville Sheriff’s Office and the City of Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. The team first performed a walk-thru inspection of the Bedford County Courthouse. The team then inspected a static display of a deputy sheriff’s patrol vehicle, animal control vehicle, K-9 deputy’s patrol vehicle, A.T.V.s, lake patrol boat and other specialty equipment and weapons. Also on Monday evening, one member of the team conducted a ride-along with a deputy for several hours.

On Tuesday morning, the assessment team conducted a walk-thru inspection of the Sheriff’s Office including the administrative offices, recordkeeping practices, the communication center, evidence rooms, file security and over-all security of the complex. After completing the walk-thru inspection, the team began examining files containing the 187 standards as promulgated under the process for the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.

On Wednesday morning the team returned to the sheriff’s office and completed the file review process. At 1:30 p.m. the team conducted an exit interview. The team reported that they found the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office in 100% compliance.

Sheriff Brown acknowledges that without the dedicated and hard working men and women of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office this major accomplishment would never happen. Especially Sgt. Wendy Whorley, who is the offices Accreditation Manager.

On Monday December 9, 2013, Bedford Police Chief Jim Day, a Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission Board Member, will present the Re-Accreditation Certificate to Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown at 7:30 p.m. during the Bedford County Board of Supervisor’s Meeting

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Bulletproof Vests Donated to VA Law Enforcement

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A bulletproof vest can be the last – and only – line of defense for law enforcement. But nationwide, it’s estimated as many as 200,000 officers are working without them.

Now, with some high-profile help, one man is working to help Virginia’s protectors get the equipment they need. Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown is on a mission to put vests on every officer who needs one – in Virginia and across the country.

“Probably the most important piece is his weapon. The second most important piece of safety equipment, or equipment, is the ballistic vest,” Brown said.3058973_G

But that protection doesn’t come free; one vest can cost as much as $600, a price some police departments and sheriff’s offices in the state can’t afford. That’s where Brown is stepping in. With help from Moose International, Brown’s nonprofit, the Safe Surfin’ Foundation, is donating 33 new vests.

Some like the Waynesboro Sheriff’s Office can’t afford them, and will be able to equip all four deputies for the first time. Town of Louisa police say their five new vests will help keep officers safe in a time of tight budgets.

Brown is also getting high-profile help from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, whose office is awarding $245,000 to pay for more than 500 vests in Virginia. The money is part of a $115 million Medicaid fraud settlement reached last year.

“These law enforcement officers, whether they be deputies or police officers, are protecting us,” Brown said, “and they should have every piece of equipment they can possibly have to protect them.”

Brown’s effort only began about three months ago. Already, it has secured funding to equip more than 650 officers and deputies with new vests.

Original Link: Posted on http://nbc29.com
Date: Dec 5, 2013

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CAPTURED UPDATE – Jason Stevens from Bedford County’s Most Wanted

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Jason Stevens was captured on 12/04/2013.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for their response to the Most Wanted posts and also for the tips sent in regarding the location/whereabouts of the people on the Most Wanted list! With help from citizens in the community we can keep Bedford County safe!

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Virginia Law Enforcement To Be Presented Ballistic Vests

protect the protectorsWhen:   December 5, 2013

Where:  Capitol Building, 1000 Bank Street, House Room 1, Richmond, VA

Time:     1:00 PM

 Richmond, VA – Bedford County (VA), Sheriff Mike Brown, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Safe Surfin’ Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit which provides Internet safety materials for schools, parents and more, has, with the help of Moose International,  successfully raised funds to supply six law enforcement agencies ballistic protection which they otherwise would not have access to due to budgetary restraints.  Sheriff Brown will personally present these vests to the agency heads of the following VA law enforcement organizations:

Rocky Mount Police Dept
Waynesboro Sheriff’s Office
Central VA Community College Police
VA School for the Deaf and Blind PD
Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office
Louisa PD

 Sheriff Mike Brown met a young trooper that had survived being shot three times by a suspected online child pornographer; Brown questioned why the trooper wasn’t wearing his vest.  The trooper did have a vest, however since he was interviewing with this suspect, whom he had interviewed before, he didn’t see the need to put on his bulky, uncomfortable ballistic vest.

This prompted Sheriff Brown to further investigate ballistic use and availability to all law enforcement, in hopes to promote the wearing of ballistics no matter what type of investigation they may encounter.  Much to this Sheriff’s surprise, he learned that over 220,000 law enforcement personnel in the country, due to budget short falls do not have ANY ballistic protection to wear at all.

Brown, with foundation funding partner, Moose International, began a nation-wide effort to raise funds to purchase ballistic vests for those departments who have but no choice than to allow their officers to work without any protection. With the help of Top Line Armor Systems based in Ohio, the Safe Surfin’ Foundation is supplying these life saving ballistic vests to police, sheriff’s deputies and college campus police across the country!

“This program has already donated new vests to officers and deputies throughout the country and I pledge to put ballistic vests on as many of our law enforcement brothers and sisters as humanely possible”.  Brown adds, “I don’t know how a councilman or board of supervisor member can sleep at night knowing that their ‘protector’ is up against the criminal element without this protection!”

 Please join Sheriff Mike Brown, his staff, Moose International and representatives from  these very appreciative agencies at this presentation event which will include the heads of VA Sheriff’s Association and VA Chiefs of Police. This event in Richmond will be the first of many that will put vests on the backs of our law enforcement heroes!

*Special note: Please be there for a surprise announcement about this program from VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli!

Contact: Robin Sundquist – Deputy Director SSF 540-586-7715  or through the contact form.

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Suspect Arrested for Malicious Wounding of Juvenile Victim

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DECEMBER 3, 2013

On Monday December 2 around 5:30 p.m., Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from Saunders Road reporting an 11 year old child had been shot in the leg with a bow and arrow. Deputies were dispatched and after arriving on the scene learned that the 11 year old victim had been transported to the hospital by a relative. After further investigation it was determined that a 15 year old male shot the victim with a blow gun not a bow and arrow.

After receiving conflicting stories from the victim and suspect, the suspect was arrested for malicious wounding. He was taken into custody and transported to the Lynchburg Detention Center.

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