One Suspect Arrested and Sheriff’s Office is Looking for Two More Suspects

Investigators with Bedford County Sheriff’s Office have arrested one suspect and are looking to arrest two more in connection with a series of business and residential burglaries in the Huddleston area of Bedford County. The burglaries occurred between January 24, 2013 and February 13, 2013.

BRONSON JARRETT

Bronson Jarrett

Bronson A. Jarrett, age 19, 526 Dale Ave., Roanoke, Va. was arrested on February 16, 2013 and charged with six burglaries and six grand larcenies. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center.

TIFFANY TOLLEY

Tiffany Tolley

Steve Croy

Steve Croy

Investigators also have warrants for the same crimes and are looking to arrest Steve L. Croy, age 25, and Tiffany M. Tolley, age 30. Both Croy and Tolley are residents of Roanoke City, but have numerous ties to Bedford County, Campbell County, Buckingham County and the City of Lynchburg.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Croy and or Tolley is asked to call 540‐586‐7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1‐888‐798‐5900 or text CVCS 274637. Crime Stopper calls remain anonymous and could receive a reward up to $1,000.00. (www.cvcrimestoppers.org)

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Another Arrest in Connection To A Series of Burglaries in Bedford County

TANISHA NELSON

Investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff’s office have charged another person in connection with a series of five burglaries in Bedford County. These burglaries occurred between December 24, 2012 and January 4, 2013.
Tanisha Ping Linette Nelson, age 20, of 3434 Bennett Dr. NW, Apt. 6, Roanoke, Va. was arrested early Tuesday morning, February 12, and is being held on a $25,000 bond in the Bedford Adult Detention Center. Nelson was charged with five counts of grand larceny and two counts of larceny of a firearm.
Nathan Nelms is still at large. Authorities ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 540‐586‐7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1‐888‐798‐5900 or text CVCS 274637 with their tip.

Nathan Nelms

Anyone having information regarding Nathan Nelms or these incidents should call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827

or the Crimestoppers Tips Line at 1-888-798-5900.

Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could received a reward up to $1,000.00.

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Woman Charged with Malicious Wounding, Assault on a Police Officer and Obstruction of Justice

 

On December 19 at 7:18 p.m., Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 1025 Buffalo Run Road, Thaxton, in reference to an assault. Deputies arrive at the address and spoke with the caller, who stated that Jessica Hiner had showed up at her residence with blood on her clothing. Hiner told her that she had been involved in an altercation with Phillip Helms and then left on foot.

Deputies then went to the Helms residence at 1577 Irving Road. While attempting to get an answer at the door, deputies observe what appeared to be drops of dried blood near the door.

At 9:00 p.m., Roanoke Memorial Hospital notified Bedford County dispatchers that Phillip Helms was in their emergency department. He had lacerations to his hand and chest area. A deputy responded to the hospital and interviewed Helms.

At 11:29 p.m., deputies went to 215 Meadow Creek Drive where they located Jessica Hiner, age 27. After being advised that she was arrested for malicious wounding, she assaulted the deputy and resisted being handcuffed.

She was transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford, where she is being held without bond. She is charged with malicious wounding, assault on a police officer and obstruction of justice. Deputies believe alcohol was involved in this incident.

Investigation of this incident is ongoing.

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Update on Fuel Oil Thefts

Read 12/11/2012 Press Release here

On December 12, 2012, Michael Scott Toler, age 49, 156 Winfall Road, Gladys, Virginia was arrested in Amherst County. Toler is charged with grand larceny of fuel oil from Beaver Dam Baptist Church. He is free on bond.

The investigation of the larceny from Bethesda United Methodist Church continues.

Due to Toler pending trial, suspect’s photo will not be released. The media is asked to not print or broadcast any photo at this time. This is a continuing investigation.

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Search Warrant Executed Arrest Made for Possession of Child Pornography

 

On 12/4/2012, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant for possession of child pornography on Baymeadow Dr, Vinton, which is located within Bedford County.
The search warrant was part of a joint investigation by the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and included Task Force officers from the Bedford County County Sheriff’s Office, Christiansburg Police Department, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, and Vinton Police Department. Over 60 items of evidence was seized as part of the search warrant.
James Otis Baker was subsequently arrested and transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford County, where 10 felony warrants for possession of child pornography were obtained and served on him for violation of § 18.2-374.1:1 Code of Virginia. Mr. Baker was processed and released on a $7,000 secured bond.

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Man Arrested in Connection With Malicious Wounding

On 12/15/2012 Deputies responded to 1833 Joco Lane in Moneta in reference to a subject who had been assaulted, and upon arrival deputies found a man with a severe laceration to the neck. The victim and several witnesses described that an altercation had ensued between the victim and another subject at the residence identified as Jamie Ellis and during this altercation; Ellis cut the victim’s throat. Ellis had fled the scene prior to deputies arriving. The victim was evaluated by rescue personnel and flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. Ellis was later arrested at a separate location as he attempted to force his way into a residence. Ellis was taken into custody and transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail where warrants for Aggravated Malicious Wounding and Interfering with Property Rights was issued. Ellis is held without bond.

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Jefferson Forest High School Student Arrested For Making A Threat By An Electronic Device Against Another Student

Forest, (Bedford County) VA 

On Monday December 17, a 15 year‐old Jefferson Forest High School student was arrested for making a threat against another student, who attends a school outside of Bedford County.
The Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer learned of the alleged threat and confronted this student, which lead to him being taken into custody.
This minor is being charged with making a threat by an electronic device which is a felony. He was transported to the Lynchburg Detention Home where he is being held.

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Three Adults and Two Juveniles Arrested and Charged For Theft of Church Nativity Figures

Bedford County deputies have arrested and charged three adults and two juveniles for their involvement in the theft of nativity scene figures from the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Forest.
John Killgo, 19, 203 Homestead Drive, Forest, Scott Cooley, 19, 1076 Gables Drive, Forest, and Matthew Barringer, 19, 1054 Blue Ridge Circle, Forest, are charged with grand larceny, felony property damage, trespassing on church property after dark and two counts of contributing to a minor.

Scott Cooley John Killgo Matthew Barringer

 

The two juveniles are charged with grand larceny, felony property damage and trespassing on church property after dark. Both juveniles were transported to and are being held in the Lynchburg Detention Home.
The arrests occurred after receiving a tip from a Crime Stoppers caller.

Deputies believe the suspects destroyed the figures. The church estimates value of the 12 figures to be between $2,000.00 and $2,500.00.

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Joey Roach Arrested!

Joey Roach was arrested 11/30/2012 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He was transported to the Blue Ridge Reginal Jail in Bedford, where he is being held without bond.

Lynchburg Man Arrested Unlawful Filming, Videotaping or Photographing of Another

Bedford, VA- Auri Christopher Collin Jones age 28, of Lynchburg Virginia was arrested on November 14, 2012, on one felony count of, Unlawful filming, videotaping or photographing of another; in violation of §18.2-386.1 (D), Code of VA. On November 15, 2012 Jones was arrested on one misdemeanor count of Unlawful filming, videotaping or photographing of another; in violation of §18.2-386.1 (A).
Law enforcement officials are working with a local church in Bedford County and two colleges in the Lynchburg area where Jones was employed as a youth leader and adjunct Professor. Authorities were notified that Jones was a volunteer on “Finding Faith” film that was filmed in Bedford County and the surrounding area. Authorities have not found any link to criminal activity that occurred during the filming. The investigation is continuing in multiple jurisdictions
and additional charges are pending.
Jones was released on bond from the Blue Ridge Regional Jail, Lynchburg Facility.

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