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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Man Arrested and Awaiting Extradition to Virginia for Use of a Communications System to Solicit a Child

On November 15, 2012, investigators with the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SOVA-ICAC) and the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (NCICAC), served a search warrant in the 5000 Block of Sullivantown Rd., in Walkertown, NC and seized evidence related to an ongoing investigation in to the online sexual exploitation of a child.
Investigators form the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, assigned to the SOVA-ICAC, were investigating a suspect who was online soliciting children for sexual purposes. Investigators were able to identify and locate the suspect as Grady Wayne Mabe, Jr. who was living in North Carolina. The investigators contacted the NCICAC, and arrangements were made to execute a search warrant at Mabe’s residence in NC. In addition, arrest warrants were obtained by the SOVA-ICAC investigators, for violation of the Code of Virginia Statute 18.2-374.3, “Use of a Communications System to Solicit a Child”.
During the service of the search warrant, Grady Wayne Mabe Jr. was arrested pursuant to the warrants from Virginia. Mabe was taken to the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center and was confined with no bond. He is currently incarcerated in the FCLEDC awaiting extradition to Virginia. Mabe’s next scheduled court appearance is November 30, 2012, in Preliminary court, in North Carolina.

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Man Arrested For Engaging Minors In Sexually Explicit Communcations

Bedford, VA- Brian Keith Spivey age 50, of Hephzibah, Georgia was arrested on October 26, 2012, on charges involving use of a communication system to facilitate certain offenses involving children, in violation of §18.2-374.3 Code of VA.

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Man Arrested and Charged with Malicious Wounding

At 8:22 p.m. Thursday, October 11th, Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from a female reporting a domestic dispute at 1871 Wheatland Road, Bedford.
Upon arrival, deputies found the caller lying in the driveway with stab wounds to her abdomen. The victim advised that her husband, Kenneth, had stabbed her.
She was transported to Carillon Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Deputies then arrested Kenneth Fitzgerald, age 56, at the scene and charged him with malicious wounding. He was transported to Bedford County Memorial Hospital for treatment to cut wounds to both his wrists. He was then transferred to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford, where he is being held without bond.

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