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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Eight More Indicted On Prescription Drug Charges

 Defendants Are Accused Of Distributing A Variety Of Prescription Drugs

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA — In January, a Federal grand jury charged 10 individuals with conspiring to possess with the intent to prescription drugs. In an indictment filed under seal last week and unsealed this afternoon, eight additional defendants have been charged with being part of the conspiracy.

Last week the grand jury charged Elizabeth Campbell Reynold, 37, of Thaxton, Va., Ronnie Edward Cupp, 51, of Goodview, Va., Jonathan Chad Overstreet, 39, of Goodview, Va., Jerry Lewis Woolwine, Jr., 30, of Vinton, Va., Eric Scott Nichols, 32, of Huddleston, Va., Joshua John Surprenant, 30, of Moneta, Va., Wendy Dawn Hanner, 34, of Bedford, Va., and Les Christopher Burns, 31, Thaxton, Va.

In January, the grand jury charged Bryant Edward Reynolds, 47, of Thaxton, Va., Danielle Norman Reynolds, 37, of Thaxton, Va., Mark Anthony Campbell, 47, of Bedford, Va., Timothy Lee Goodman, 23, of Thaxton, Va., Matthew Thomas Barlow, 24, of Bedford, Va., Jeffery Earl Reynolds, 39, of Thaxton, Va., Tony Gene Abee, 40, of Thaxton, Va., Dana Michelle Parker, 32, George Franklin Lynch, 38, of Thaxton, Va., and Andy Lee Dooley, 27, of Bedford, Va., of being part of the conspiracy.

If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum  possible penalty of up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000,000 on each count.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bedford County Sheriff’s office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Virginia State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney Ashley Neese will prosecute the case for the United States.

A Grand Jury indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the government to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

Christopher Burns

Christopher Burns

Wendy Hanner

Wendy Hanner

Ronnie Cupp

Ronnie Cupp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Overstreet

Jonathan Overstreet

Joshua Surprenant

Joshua Surprenant

Jerry Woolwine, Jr.

Jerry Woolwine, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry Woolwine, Jr.

Jerry Woolwine, Jr.

Eric Nichols

Eric Nichols

Elizabeth Reynolds

Elizabeth Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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New York Man Arrested For 13 Counts of Use of a Communications System to Facilitate Certain Offenses Involving Children

moseskahn

March 1, 2013

Bedford, VA – Moses Kahn of Forest Hills New York was arrested on February 25, 2013, on thirteen counts of “Use of a communications system to facilitate certain offenses involving
children” in violation of Code of Virginia § 18.2-374.
Kahn engaged in sexually explicit communications with a person he had reason to believe was a minor female in Bedford County.
Investigators with the New York Police Department assigned to the New York Internet Crimes Against Children taskforce and Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office assigned
to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children taskforce took Kahn into custody with out incident at his residence in New York. Kahn waived extradition and was transported back to
Bedford County.
Kahn is currently being held under a $75,000.00 bond in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail, Bedford Facility.

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Update on Suspects Wanted In Connection to Burglaries

PRESS RELEASE UPDATE
February 22, 2013 7:18 P.M

Steve Croy and Tiffany Tolley were arrested late this afternoon. They are being transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center.

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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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