Monday Evening Robbery in Forest

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JUNE 11, 2013

At 10:05 p.m. Monday night, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from the Quik-E Food Mart in Forest reporting a robbery. The caller advised that a black male with black framed glasses, carrying a gray sweater and wearing jeans and black t-shirt entered the store. He threatened the clerk and demanded money. After getting the money, the suspect left on foot and ran towards Graves Mill Road behind the store.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office 586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stoppers callers remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.00 for information leading to arrest of the suspect.

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Woman Charged With Aggravated Malicious Wounding And Other Firearm Charges

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MAY 30, 2013

At 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night, Bedford County dispatchers received a call from Jody Roach, 1184 Roach Town Road Huddleston, Va. She advised that she had fired her firearm through her door at two subjects standing outside of her residence.

 

Jody Roach

Jody Roach

 

As deputies were responding, Heather Raja called dispatchers and advised that while she and her mother were at 1184 Roach Town Road Jody Roach shot at them. Deputies met Raja and her mother Sherry Wyatt on the road as they were responding. Wyatt advised deputies that she was married to Jody Roach’s brother, who also lives at 1184 Roach Town Road. He was not at home at the time of the incident. Wyatt stated that she had talked to him by phone earlier in the evening and he was expecting her. Because she didn’t want to go there alone, she asked her daughter to go with her. Raja said when they knocked on the door; she witnessed Jody through the window in the door pointing a gun at her. She said that Jody just started shooting. Raja said she threw up her arms. She showed the deputy cuts to her arm caused by the pieces of glass from the window. Wyatt was not injured. After the shooting, both subjects retreated to their vehicle and left.
After arriving on the scene deputies talked to Jody Roach. She advised that Raja and Wyatt had shown up at her residence. She said they were yelling and appeared to be angry. She said she believed they were going to enter the house, so she fired her handgun twice through the door.
Deputies also spoke to two other people who were in the residence at the time. Both said they heard loud talking and shots fired, but did not witness either.
Roach was arrested and transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center, where she is being held without bond. She is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and reckless handing of a firearm.

 

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Deputies of the Month for April 2013

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For exceptionally meritorious service while assigned as a Deputy Sheriff’s with the Operations Division, Field Services Unit of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office on April 6, 2013.  While serving in this capacity Deputies Rowland and Gibson were on patrol and responded to a call for assistance from a female who advised that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend.  The female also reported that her boyfriend had a gun concealed in his pocket.  The Deputies responded to the scene and  made contact with the suspect at a basement doorway.  When approached, the suspect slammed the door shut.  Deputies quickly forced entry through the door where were confronted by the suspect pointing a large caliber handgun directly at them.  The Deputies quickly sought cover and ordered the suspect to drop the weapon, which he did, but then fled on foot.  As the suspect was fleeing he ran past the deputies and reached in his pocket and began to remove another handgun.  Deputy Rowland announce this action and Deputy Gibson was able to deploy his Taser, which brought  the suspect under control.  A handgun was recovered from the suspects pocket upon arrest.

Deputy Rowland’s and Gibson’s tremendous restraint and calm actions under extreme pressure were in the highest standards of Law Enforcement.  Their  dedication and devotion to duty is in keeping with the finest traditions of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office  and reflects great credit upon themselves, the Sheriff, and the Citizens of Bedford County.

 

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Sheriff Mike Brown Thanks Mark Hilber and Sam Jones For A Job Well Done

 

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Sheriff Mike Brown thanks Mark Hilber and Sam Jones for a job well done.  Both are members of the Inmate Work Program and successfully completed the grounds renovation in front of the Sheriff’s Office, cleaning out overgrown shrubbery, planting and revitalizing the front entrance. Sheriff Brown commented;  “ I have never seen anyone work as fast and with as much attention to detail as these men have during this project. Anyone in this line of business (landscaping) would be lucky to have these two individuals working for them.”

 

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Sheriff Brown Welcomes New RSVP Members

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Sheriff Brown congratulates and presents his three newest members of the RSVP Team (Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol)  with their official badges. Pictured left to right:  Bill Cheatwood, Sheriff Brown, Pete Check and Hal Devuyst.  This hard working volunteer unit is now 21 members strong and are out in the county at least five days a week directing traffic, helping stranded motorists, issuing warnings for illegal parking and many other services for the citizens of Bedford County.

 

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Lynchburg Man Arrested for Domestic Assault

PRESS RELEASE
MAY 14, 2013

At 9:50 p.m. Thursday evening, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from 105 Angus Terrace, Bedford, VA. The caller advised that he operates a bed and breakfast at this address. He called to report a female guest had reported to him that her husband had assaulted her and he was armed.

Upon arrival, deputies located Carolyn Kessinger, who stated her husband Kevin Kessinger had assaulted her. She also advised that he was armed with several firearms. Bedford County Fire and Rescue units responded to the scene and transported the victim to Bedford County Memorial Hospital. Kevin Kessinger fled the scene on foot.

KEVIN KESSINGER

KEVIN KESSINGER

Bedford County deputies with the assistance of a tracking K-9, VA State Police helicopter and officers from the Bedford Police Department searched the area for Kessinger.
Deputies discovered Kevin Kessinger hiding in a ditch near Three Otters Road at 11:50 pm. He was arrested and transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center.

Kevin Ray Kessinger, age 49, 19302 Sedgebrook Lane, Lynchburg, Va. was charged with felony strangulation, brandishing a firearm, and domestic assault. He is being held without bond.

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Montvale Man Faces Charges After Pursuit Down 460

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MAY 10, 2013

On Thursday evening May 9, 2013 at 9:30 p.m., a Bedford County deputy sheriff observed a motorcycle traveling east on 460 west of Montvale, clocked at 79 miles per hour. As the deputy attempted to stop the motorcycle, the driver looked back, saw the deputy and increased his speed. During the pursuit the motorcycle reached speeds as high as 120 mph. The pursuit continued approximately 15 miles. As the motorcycle approached the intersection of 460 and Wheatland Road, the motorcycle suddenly slowed and attempted to turn left in the median and go back west. The deputy’s car contacted the rear of the motorcycle and the driver fell off the motorcycle. The driver got up and ran, but was apprehended. The VA State Police responded to investigate the accident.
The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Tyler Songer, age 28, 1385 Mcdearman Road, Montvale, VA. Songer was arrested and transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center and charged with felony elude a police officer, reckless driving, driving without a license, operate an uninsured vehicle and fail to inspect vehicle.  He was held on a $2,000.00 bond.

TYLER SONGER

TYLER SONGER

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Bedford County’s Most Wanted – Help Us Catch Them!

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Child Support

 

If you know the location of any of these individuals, please submit your tip through Central Virginia Crime Stoppers (1-888-798-5900 or TEXT CVCS 574637). Callers to CVCS can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward. Alternatively you can call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or submit a tip through our online tip submission form located here.

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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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Arrest Warrants Obtained For Second Man In Last Weeks Manhunt

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APRIL 29, 2013 (UPDATE)

On Monday April 29, 2013 Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators obtained arrest warrants for DeAngelo Montez Brown, age 28, 6520 Dorchester Rd. Apt. 2800H, North Charleston, South Carolina. Brown has been identified as the second black male in the Altima last Wednesday. Brown faces the same charges as Waring, minus the driving charge.

DeAngelo Montez Brown

DeAngelo Montez Brown

 Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Waring or Brown or with information of these crimes is asked to call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office 586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stoppers callers remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of either subject. You can also submit tips on our website by clicking here.

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