Four Local Schools Put on Lockdown After Report That A Student Had Been Assaulted

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AUGUST 27, 2013

At approximately 0940 the Bedford Co. Sheriff’s Office received a report that a student had been assaulted with a weapon by a black male in his 30’s wearing a grey ‘hoodie’ and black pants in the Forest area in the general proximity of Jefferson Forest High School.

At approximately 0945 Jefferson Forest High School, Forest Elem., Forest Middle, and Thomas Jefferson Elem. were placed into a level one lock down due to the suspect was on foot.  The lock down was lifted approx. 1202 hrs as the incident could not be substantiated.

At no time were any of the students in immediate danger and deputies remained on the scene until the lock-down was lifted. The investigation is continuing .

 

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Man Charged With Six Counts of Assault and One Count of Threatening To Burn A Residence

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AUGUST 23, 2013

On Thursday August 22, at 5:45 p.m., Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call reporting an assault had occurred at 1017 Falcon Road, which is located in the Hardy Road Mobile Home Park. Before deputies could arrive on the scene, 911 dispatchers received several additional calls reporting that the suspect had assaulted multiple people with a metal pipe. Witnesses advised deputies that the first assault occurred after an argument between the suspect and the first victim. One of the victims was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.
After arriving in the area, deputies located and arrested Brandon M. Carpenter, age 22. He was transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center and is being held without bond. Carpenter is charged with six counts of assault and one count of threatening to burn a residence.

Brandon Carpenter

BRANDON CARPENTER

The investigation of this incident continues.

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Bedford’s First Responders Competition Summer Blood Drive!

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WHEN: SATURDAY, AUG 17, 2013
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

WHERE: Bedford Group Home – Gymnasium
1185 Turning Point Road


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Register online for an appointment at www.vablood.org or call Lt., Darryl Saunders at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-4800 ext. 4088.

All donors must present a valid ID or VBS donor card at registration.

For a list of accepted IDs please visit vablood.org or call 1-800-989-4438

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Help the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Identify and Locate Sanjay Patel

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AUGUST 9, 2013

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating Sanjay Patel (also known as Sunny). Patel stands accused of assaulting three females, while being employed at a local convenience store in Bedford County. At this time, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security are unable to obtain necessary identifying information to obtain warrants. Patel lives in the Roanoke area.

Anyone with information on Sanjay Patel is asked to contact Investigator Scott Arney at 540-586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stoppers callers remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.00 for information. You can also submit info through our web tip form.

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SANJAY PATEL

 

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Young Man Arrested and Charged After Motorcycle Pursuit on 460

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JULY 22, 2013

On Friday evening, July 19, 2013 at 7:06 p.m., a Bedford County deputy sheriff observed a motorcycle traveling east on 460 west in the Thaxton area. The motorcycle was traveling 78 miles per hour. As the deputy attempted to stop the motorcycle, it continued traveling east on 460 at speeds exceeding 100 mph. As the motorcycle was attempting to turn onto East Main Street/Link Road off 460, the driver lost control of the motorcycle and crashed. The driver was transported by helicopter to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

On Sunday, July 21, Alexander T. Turner, age 23, was released from the hospital. He was arrested and charged with one count of felony eluding a police officer and one count of driving with a suspended operator license. He has been released on bond.

 

ALEXANDER TURNER

ALEXANDER TURNER

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CAPTURED UPDATE – Bedford County’s Most Wanted 07/18/2013

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Wendy Ruff

WENDY RUFF

Shannon Spence

SHANNON SPENCE



Catrell Griffin

CATRELL GRIFFIN


 

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Bedford County’s Most Wanted – Help Us Catch Them! 7/18/2013

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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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Campbell County Man Arrested for Charges Involving Manufacturing Child Pornography

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JUNE 27,2013

Zackery Morris, of Campbell County, VA, was arrested on June 26, 2013, by members of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (SOVA-ICAC) Task Force, for charges involving the manufacturing of child pornography, in violation of Code of Virginia 18.2-374.1

Zackery Morris

ZACKERY MORRIS

As the result of an ongoing investigation by an investigator with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, evidence was located that indicated Morris had produced sexually explicit material involving a minor. Warrants were obtained, and Morris was taken into custody without incident, and is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail. The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be pending.
If anyone has any additional information regarding this case, please contact the SOVA-ICAC Task Force at 434-534-9521.

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Bedford County’s Most Wanted – Help Us Catch Them!

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Clark Lodge
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Capias Warrant
Probation Violation
Child Support
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Michael Kidd
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Felony Warrant
Concealing Merchandise
Grand Larceny
Credit Card Theft
Credit Card Forgery
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Donald Ross
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Child Support

 

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.

Arrest Made in Monday Night’s Robbery of the Quik-E Food Mart in Forest

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JUNE 14, 2013

Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators arrested James Robert Wilson Thursday evening and charged him with Monday night’s robbery of the Quik-E Food Mart in Forest. Wilson, age 33, was arrested in the Forest area after investigators received a call from an citizen advising of his possible whereabouts. Wilson is a transient and has no known address. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond.

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JAMES R. WILSON

Bedford County investigators are attempting to locate a possible witness to the robbery at the Quik-E Food Mart Monday night. The witness is a white male driving a early to mid 90’s model dark colored Chevrolet pick-up truck with a standard cab. The vehicle has distinguishing large decals (4X4) with a red stripe through it on the side.

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Quik-e Food Mart Witness Truck

NOTE: The driver of the truck is not a suspect, but could possibly have information on the suspect. Anyone with information of the identity of the witness is asked to contact Inv. Scott Arney at the 540-586-7827.

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