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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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.

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UPDATE:

The incident at the bus stop occurred in the Evington area of Bedford County.

Indecent Liberties Press Release

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.

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Bedford County Man Arrested for Arson

On September 11, 2012 Bedford County Deputies responded to 1053 Bills Road in reference to a citizen reporting that his home was on fire. Upon arrival, deputies spoke to the resident who reported that he was at home in his residence when he smelled something burning. He went outside and found his residence on fire. He was able to extinguish the blaze after calling 911. The resident told the deputies that he had seen someone walking from the property and provided a description along with the name of a subject he had been having problems with recently.

Deputies responded to 1031 Bills Road and made contact with a Darrell Orange. After a preliminary investigation, Orange was arrested and transported to the Blue Ridge Jail Authority in Bedford where he was charged with one count of Burning or Destroying an Occupied Dwelling, 2nd Offense.

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Bedford County Makes Methamphetamine Arrests

Bedford County Sheriff’s Investigators along with State Police Special Agents received information from a concerned citizen about a possible methamphetamines operation in the Thaxton area of Bedford Country.

Based on complaints, investigators responded to 1099 Breezy Ridge Road and made contact with the residents. Based on preliminary investigation, a search warrant was obtained and served at that location in the early morning hours of September 8, 2012.

Investigators discovered an operational methamphetamine lab in use in the residence along with numerous firearms. The State Police Clandestine Lab Team responded to process the scene. Bedford County Investigators arrested two individuals in relation to this offense who were at the residence when the search warrant was executed.

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