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.

Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.

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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.

Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.

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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.

Sheriff Reacts to No Money for New School SROs

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Bedford Co., VA – There will not be a resource officer in every Bedford County elementary school next school year.

The board of supervisors approved a budget last night, leaving out an $800,000 request by the sheriff to pay for 15 additional deputy positions.

Sheriff Mike Brown calls it a foreseeable liability.

“I think there was a lot of lip service paid to the potential problems, the potential dangers, that we as law enforcement executives are seeing by city councils and by board of supervisors members,” said Brown. “Then, all of the sudden once it sort of dies down, that concern goes away and that’s irresponsible.”

The Sheriff’s Office is applying for state grants that would pay for a few additional SRO positions. They expect it to be a very competitive process, as localities all over Virginia are also applying for that same money in the wake of Sandy Hook.

Original Story Link
Author: Angela Hatcher
Date: April 23, 2013

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G.R.E.A.T. / DARE Annual Car Show and Swap Meet

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office
G.R.E.A.T./DARE
Annual Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 11, 2013
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Location: Liberty High School. Route 122, Bedford, VA.

Rain Date: May 18, 2013

There will be muscle cars, sports cars, motorcycles, tractors and trucks. Food and prizes! Dash plaques to all entries.
Guaranteed music and fun for everyone!

TO PRE-REGISTER PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS FORM AND MAIL TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Pre-Registration by April 30, 2013
Swap Spaces – $8.00
Show Entries – $15.00
Pre-Registration – less $3.00

Please send Pre-Registration to:

Car Show – Bedford County Sheriff’s Office
1345 Falling Creek Road
Bedford, VA 24523

Announcing the G.R.E.A.T. / DARE Annual Car Show and Swap Meet

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office
G.R.E.A.T./DARE
Annual Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 11, 2013
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Location: Liberty High School. Route 122, Bedford, VA.

Rain Date: May 18, 2013 (Same Bat Time/Same Bat Place)

There will be muscle cars, sports cars, motorcycles, tractors and trucks. Food and prizes! Dash plaques to all entries.
Guaranteed music and fun for everyone!

TO PRE-REGISTER PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS FORM AND MAIL TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Pre-Registration by April 30, 2013
Swap Spaces – $8.00
Show Entries – $15.00
Pre-Registration – less $3.00

Please send Pre-Registration to:

Car Show – Bedford County Sheriff’s Office
1345 Falling Creek Road
Bedford, VA 24523

Subjects Arrested for Malicious Wounding and Warrants Issued for Another Subject.

On 3/7/2013 Deputies responded to 1164 East Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike for a fight in progress call. Upon arrival Deputies found a man with a laceration to the face. The subject, identified as Carson Elkins, described that an altercation had ensued between him and another subject, identified as Sherwood Blake, over Blake throwing a rock at the Elkins’s vehicle. Elkins proceeded to confront the suspect and a physical altercation ensued. Elkins claimed he was hit by a rock and a bat, as Blake claims he was stuck with a wooden ax handle. Both subjects were treated and released at Bedford Memorial Hospital. Deputies obtained warrants for both subjects who were taken into custody and transported to the Bedford Blue Ridge Jail Authority where they are being held without bond. Warrants are still outstanding for a third subject, Calvin Blake.

Sherwood G. Blake

Sherwood G. Blake
45 years old
1269 Bills Road
Bedford, Virginia

Carson R. Elkins

Carson R. Elkins
45 years old
2974 Rocky Ford Road
Bedford, Virginia

 

Sherwood Blake has been charged with one count of Malicious Wounding, one count of Throwing Missiles at a Vehicle, and one count of Property Damage.
Carson Elkins has been charged with one count of Malicious Wounding.
Warrants for Calvin Blake are outstanding.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Calvin Blake is asked to contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

 

 

 

Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.

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Wedding Crasher Identified!

UPDATE:

SUSPECT CHURCH LARCENY

Montvale, VA – Follow up to the thefts of wallets containing credit cards during a wedding ceremony at the Faith Life Baptist Church, Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the suspect in the photo as Michael Wayne Kidd, age 43, 1012 Greenland Drive, Bedford, Va.
Deputies have obtained warrants for Kidd for larceny, forgery and fraud.

Anyone with information on these crimes 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)

Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Looking to Identify Thieving Wedding Crasher

Montvale, VA – A call was received by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office reporting a larceny of several items taken from the Faith Life Baptist Church in Montvale, during a wedding ceremony on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
The deputy responded to the church and spoke with two victims who were both members of the wedding party. They stated that during the wedding, someone stole personal items and two women’s wallets which contained several credit cards and bank cards.
Bedford County Sheriff’s office is seeking help in identifying this person who used on one of the stolen credit cards in a Lynchburg store on February 24th. The stolen cards have also been used in Bedford County, Campbell County and the City of Lynchburg.

SUSPECT CHURCH LARCENY

 Anyone with information on these crimes or knows the identity 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)

Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.

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The Sheriff’s Position on the Second Amendment

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has been getting a lot of requests on their stance on the Second Amendment.  Here is the official 2nd Amendment information from the Sheriff Mike Brown, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the National Sheriff’s Association.

You can download the PDF document here.

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WHEREAS, the elected Sheriff is recognized throughout the United States as the chief local law enforcement officer and is directly accountable to the people through the electoral process; and

WHEREAS, all sheriffs take an oath of office to enforce and defend the United States Constitution and state constitution and laws; and

WHEREAS, a primary mission of sheriffs is to ensure public safety; and

WHEREAS, gun safety is vitally important to our nation’s public health and the 3,080 sheriffs of this nation; and

WHEREAS, the cause of violence, including gun violence, must be addressed on many fronts, including improved mental health treatment, media violence, drugs, gangs, breakdown of the family, strengthening laws that prevent or reduce the access of legally prohibited persons to firearms and vigorous enforcement of existing laws; and

WHEREAS, the National Sheriffs’ Association represents the interests of all sheriffs who are sworn to support and defend the United States Constitution; and

WHEREAS, sheriffs strongly support our citizens’ protected right to bear arms under the Second Amendment and the National Sheriffs’ Association does not support any laws that deprive any citizen of the rights provided under the Constitution and Bill of Rights; and

WHEREAS, the doctrine of judicial review grants to the United States Supreme Court and the lower courts the power to determine the constitutionality of any law and sheriffs do not possess the legal authority to interpret the constitutionality of any law;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the National Sheriffs’ Association supports the rights conferred by the Second Amendment and further recognizes the ultimate authority of the courts in interpreting the scope of those constitutional rights.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FIREARMS

1. Rule of Law. Our nation’s Sheriffs recognize the rule of law in the United States in which the Supreme
Court and lower courts are the ultimate authority in determining the constitutionality of any law.

2. Second Amendment. Our nation’s Sheriffs support and are sworn to uphold the constitution and the Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment.

3. Comprehensive approach. Gun control alone will not solve the problem of guns and extreme violence. Society needs a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to this many faceted issue.

4. Records Access. Law enforcement must have access to relevant records to determine whether a person is legally prohibited from possession of firearms by major improvements in the National Instant Check System.

5. Mental Health Records. Law Enforcement must have access to mental health records for accurate background checks, for responding to 911 calls and for responding to those who suffer from mental illness.

6. Mental Health Treatment. There must be great expansion of treatment resources for those that experience mental illness. We have an epidemic of untreated mental illness across the country, and there is a strong link between untreated mental illness and the increased risk of committing violent acts.

7. Vigorous Prosecution. The nation’s Sheriffs support the vigorous prosecution of those who violate existing gun laws, including enhanced sentences.

8. Gun Safety Incentives. The nation’s Sheriffs support enhanced firearms safety efforts including incentives to promote both safe and secure storage and use of firearms.

9. Training. The nation’s Sheriffs enhanced training, best practices policies and procedures and adequate resources for law enforcement, schools and those who operate other public facilities, to address active shooters and other safety threats.

10. Culture of Violence. The nation’s Sheriffs recognize the culture of violence on the internet, on television, in movies, and especially violent videogames, have a negative influence on our nation’s youth.

11. Schools. The nation’s Sheriffs are committed to protecting our children in their neighborhoods and in school facilities.