June 23, 2015
On June 22, 2015, at 5:54PM, Bedford County 911 dispatch received a call from a female on Triggs Road, Bedford, VA, stating that she had been robbed by a male subject holding a large ‘butcher’ knife to her stomach and demanding “all of her money!” The victim gave the subject the contents of her wallet. After pushing the victim into a chair in the living room he exited the house by the back door, but not before cutting the phone lines so that a call could not be placed.
The subject was recognized by the victim as Winford Tracy Justice, age 53, 104 Peakswood Dr., Thaxton, VA, who had been performing plumbing work for the victim at the victim’s house on Triggs Road. The subject left the area in a black Dodge Dakota, 2WD. No direction of travel was available to the responding deputies.
Numerous locations were checked for the JUSTICE subject with negative results. Notices were sent out to regional jurisdictions, east coast. describing the subject and the warning that he was ‘armed and dangerous.’ Commonwealth Attorney authorized Nationwide Extradition of the subject. The search for JUSTICE continued throughout the night and late morning this date information was received that the subject ‘s truck was observed at the Howard Johnson Inn, 6520 Thirlane Rd., Roanoke, VA.
Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Special Vice/Drug Unit, and special teams from the US Marshal’s Service, Virginia State Police, and the Roanoke Police Department positioned themselves in and around this location and as the subject and an associate exited the hotel and attempted to leave the parking lot in the Dodge Dakota truck he was arrested without incident.
JUSTICE has been charged with Armed Robbery, Abduction and Damage to Phone Lines to Prevent 911 Calling. Subject is being held in Blue Ridge Regional Jail, Bedford Facility, under ‘No Bond’. Additional charges are pending.