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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man charged with unlawfully entering or present on property, school bus stop, used by public or private schools.
On Wednesday September 26, 2012, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting that an unknown white male, bald with grey hair on the sides, approached a 13 year old girl at her bus stop around 7:30 a.m. The male made certain references to his home and asked her if she would like to accompany him there. The male was wearing a sweat suit and was on foot.
As the analysis proceeded, investigators, utilizing the Virginia state sex offender registry, identified Donald Dove as a possible suspect. On Thursday afternoon, investigators from both Campbell Co. and Bedford County Sheriff Offices arrested Donald Dove, age 68 of 421 Rogers Drive, Evington, Va.
He has been charged with the following; (Having been convicted of a sexually violent offence), unlawfully enter or be present on property, school bus stop, used by public or private schools.
He was transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford and is being held with no bond.
The incident at the bus stop occurred in the Evington area of Bedford County.
On Friday September 14, Michael D. Robertson, 42, of Hardy, Virginia was arrested and charged with one count of taking indecent liberties with a child while in a supervisory roll. At the time of the incident Robertson was a teacher’s aide at Liberty High School. The incident occurred on Wednesday September 12, 2012 on school property.
Due to the sensitivity of the case and that it is still under investigation, no further information will be available at this time.
Anyone with information pertaining to this, or any other investigation is asked to contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at (540)586-7827.