Lynchburg Man Arrested for Domestic Assault

PRESS RELEASE
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.

KEVIN KESSINGER

KEVIN KESSINGER

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.

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D.U.I. Checkpoint on 5/11/2013 Results

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The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, along with Bedford City PD and Virginia State Police, conducted a D.U.I. Checkpoint on 5/11/2013 from 2100-0100 on Stewartsville Road at Morgans Mill Road/Nemmo Road. We had ten deputies along with 2 Bedford City officers and 2 State troopers checking approximately 500 vehicles.

A total of 26 tickets were issued along with 7 arrests made. Three vehicles were towed and one firearm was seized for safekeeping. Three K9 searches were conducted with one alert which resulted in 2 drug arrests.

TICKETS ISSUED

Child Seat – 1
Suspeded – 3
No Operator’s License – 1
Expired Inspection – 1
No Inspection – 5
Expired Registration – 3
Improper Backing – 1
Improper Stopping – 1
Revoked D.U.I Related – 1
No Insurance – 1
Notice of Suspensions – 2

ARRESTS MADE

Outstanding Warrants – 5
Possession of Marijuana – 2 (Approx. an ounce and a half)

 

Montvale Man Faces Charges After Pursuit Down 460

PRESS RELEASE
MAY 10, 2013

On Thursday evening May 9, 2013 at 9:30 p.m., a Bedford County deputy sheriff observed a motorcycle traveling east on 460 west of Montvale, clocked at 79 miles per hour. As the deputy attempted to stop the motorcycle, the driver looked back, saw the deputy and increased his speed. During the pursuit the motorcycle reached speeds as high as 120 mph. The pursuit continued approximately 15 miles. As the motorcycle approached the intersection of 460 and Wheatland Road, the motorcycle suddenly slowed and attempted to turn left in the median and go back west. The deputy’s car contacted the rear of the motorcycle and the driver fell off the motorcycle. The driver got up and ran, but was apprehended. The VA State Police responded to investigate the accident.
The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Tyler Songer, age 28, 1385 Mcdearman Road, Montvale, VA. Songer was arrested and transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center and charged with felony elude a police officer, reckless driving, driving without a license, operate an uninsured vehicle and fail to inspect vehicle.  He was held on a $2,000.00 bond.

TYLER SONGER

TYLER SONGER

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UPDATE: High Water Report

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DATE:  5/10/2013
TIME:   1021
VDOT has reported that there are no road closures in Bedford County due to flooding.

 

High Water Report 05/07/2013 – Updated Throughout the Day

 

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UPDATE
TIME: 1846

ROUTES CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

Rt. 619E Foster Rd Quarles Rd; Rt. 691E/W Nester Rd; Rt. 690N/S
Rt. 644W Lankford Mill Rd Lizard Ridge Rd; Rt. 675E/W Lazenbury Rd; Rt. 674N/S
Rt. 676W – Crosscreek Rd Lizard Ridge Rd; Rt. 675E/W Dead End
Rt. 680N – Murrells Gap Goose Creek Valley Rd; Rt. 695N/S Sheep Creek Rd; Rt. 614N/S
Rt. 682W – Woods Rd Peaks Rd; VA-43N/S; / WOODS RD Forbes Mill Rd; Rt. 640N/S
Rt. 691W – Thaxton Mountain Rd Rocky Ford Rd; Rt. 684N/S Union Church Rd; Rt. 755E/W
Rt. 696W – Crouch Rd Dewitt Hollow Cir; Pike Rd; Rieley Ln; Rt. 617N/S Goose Creek Valley Rd; Kennel Ln; Pike Rd; Tillman Dr; Rt. 695N/S
Rt. 706N – Bells Mill Rd E Lynchburg Salem Tpke; US-460E Goode Rd; Rt. 668N/S

Man Charged With Arson

PRESS RELEASE
MAY 7, 2013

Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators have charged Darrell Bruce Orange, age 52, with arson of a residence at 1071 Murray Hollow Road in Thaxton. He lived in the residence with his mother. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond.

At 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call reporting the fire. The caller reported that the back bedroom was on fire. Bedford County Fire and Rescue units responded to the location.

DARRELL BRUCE ORANGE

DARRELL BRUCE ORANGE

 

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Arrest Warrants Obtained For Second Man In Last Weeks Manhunt

PRESS RELEASE

APRIL 29, 2013 (UPDATE)

On Monday April 29, 2013 Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators obtained arrest warrants for DeAngelo Montez Brown, age 28, 6520 Dorchester Rd. Apt. 2800H, North Charleston, South Carolina. Brown has been identified as the second black male in the Altima last Wednesday. Brown faces the same charges as Waring, minus the driving charge.

DeAngelo Montez Brown

DeAngelo Montez Brown

 Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Waring or Brown or with information of these crimes is asked to call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office 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 leading to the arrest of either subject. You can also submit tips on our website by clicking here.

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Update to Yesterdays Manhunt

PRESS RELEASE (UPDATE)

April 25, 2013

Wednesday evening Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Lachelle Lynette Slaughter, age 24, 2115 Early Street Lynchburg, Va. She is charged with cashing a forged note (check) and feloniously conducting a bank action. The charges stem from check she cashed at the Bank of the James Wednesday afternoon. She was released on bond. (Slaughter is the black female that was left in Forest yesterday afternoon by the two black male suspects.)

LACHELLE LYNETTE SLAUGHTER

LACHELLE LYNETTE SLAUGHTER

Investigators have obtained four warrants for Antonio Mariello Waring, B/M, age 27, 5805 Forest Point Drive, Raleigh, N.C. The charges are as follows; conspiring to cash a forged note (check), conspiring to utter a forged note (check), feloniously conspiring to conduct a bank action and felony eluding of a police officer(s). All the charges stem from the incident at the Bank of the James on Forest Road Wednesday afternoon, April 24th.

The investigation of this incident continues and Sheriff’s investigators are continually working to identify the second suspect.

Note: We will send out a photo of Waring as soon as possible.

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Two Suspects at Large After Yesterdays Manhunt

PRESS RELEASE

APRIL 24, 2013

Forest, VA – On Tuesday April 23, 2013, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of suspicious activity at the Fink’s Jewelers, 16960 Forest Road. After receiving this information, investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Lynchburg City Police Department, VA State Police and agents with the A.T.F. set up surveillance on the business.

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At 2:20 p.m. today investigators observed a maroon Nissan Altima with North Carolina tags in the area of Fink’s. A black female got out of the car and went onto the Bank of the James, 17000 Forest Road. After dropping off the female, the Altima with two black males parked in a nearby business parking lot. As the female exited the bank she walked in the direction of the Altima. As she approached the car the driver drove away at a very high rate of speed, leaving the female standing in the lot. Officers pursued the vehicle onto Forest Road then onto Enterprise Drive. Due to the heavy traffic in the area at the time, contact was lost of the Altima, however it was located a short time later in the Wyndhurst area. The vehicle engine was still running and the passenger door and trunk were open. Investigators held and identified the black female. Both suspects were last seen running toward Lynchburg City.

Suspect #1: Black male, 6’ tall, wearing a black and red cap, blue jeans, white shirt.

Suspect #2: Black male, blue jeans, black shirt, wearing a Charlotte Hornets cap.

The investigation continues and charges are pending on the female.

Anyone with information on this crime or the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 540‐586‐7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1‐888‐798‐5900 or text CVCS 274637. Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could receive a reward up to $1,000.00. (www.cvcrimestoppers.org) You can also submit tips on our website by clicking here.

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Prescription Take Back 4/27/2013

 

gotdrugs_bannerOn 4/27/2013 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Walmart in Bedford and the Kroger in Forest to receive your unwanted prescriptions.

Address and more information can be found on our Event Calendar or on our website under Citizen Services – Prescription Take Back.