Jefferson Forest Student Arrested For Making Bomb Threat

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AUGUST 30, 2013

On Friday afternoon, Bedford County school resource officers arrested a Jefferson Forest student for making the bomb threat at the school on Thursday. The student was taken into custody and is being held at the Lynchburg Detention Home.

 

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Thaxton Man Arrested and Charged with Possessing and Reproducing Child Pornography

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AUGUST 30, 2013

Bedford, VA – On August 29, 2013, David Seabolt, of Thaxton, VA, was arrested and charged with 20 felony counts of possessing and reproducing child pornography, in violation of the Code of Virginia 18.2-374.1:1. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond.

DAVID SEABOLT

DAVID SEABOLT

 

In July 2013, investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, assigned to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SOVA ICAC), assisted the Town of Bedford Police Department, also a member of the SOVA ICAC Task Force, with a citizen’s complaint of possible child pornography.

The investigation led to Seabolt as a person of interest, and a subsequent search warrant was executed at his residence. Further evidence was recovered, that led to the arrest of Seabolt for child pornography violations.

If anyone has any additional information involving this case, please contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7628.

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Bomb Threat at Jefferson Forest High School

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AUGUST 29, 2013

Forest, VA – This morning at 11:11am a student reported to a teacher that there was a threat written on a wall in the boys’ restroom. The School Administration and the School Resource Officer were immediately made aware of the threat.

The school was evacuated and then searched by law enforcement personnel and explosive K-9s from multiple jurisdictions. The students were dismissed early from school.

There were no injuries. The building has been deemed safe and the school will reopen on the normal daily schedule tomorrow, 8/30/2013.

This investigation continues.

Contact Sgt. David Mays
Community Service Division 540-5486-7718

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Four Local Schools Put on Lockdown After Report That A Student Had Been Assaulted

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AUGUST 27, 2013

At approximately 0940 the Bedford Co. Sheriff’s Office received a report that a student had been assaulted with a weapon by a black male in his 30’s wearing a grey ‘hoodie’ and black pants in the Forest area in the general proximity of Jefferson Forest High School.

At approximately 0945 Jefferson Forest High School, Forest Elem., Forest Middle, and Thomas Jefferson Elem. were placed into a level one lock down due to the suspect was on foot.  The lock down was lifted approx. 1202 hrs as the incident could not be substantiated.

At no time were any of the students in immediate danger and deputies remained on the scene until the lock-down was lifted. The investigation is continuing .

 

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Man Charged With Six Counts of Assault and One Count of Threatening To Burn A Residence

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AUGUST 23, 2013

On Thursday August 22, at 5:45 p.m., Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call reporting an assault had occurred at 1017 Falcon Road, which is located in the Hardy Road Mobile Home Park. Before deputies could arrive on the scene, 911 dispatchers received several additional calls reporting that the suspect had assaulted multiple people with a metal pipe. Witnesses advised deputies that the first assault occurred after an argument between the suspect and the first victim. One of the victims was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.
After arriving in the area, deputies located and arrested Brandon M. Carpenter, age 22. He was transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center and is being held without bond. Carpenter is charged with six counts of assault and one count of threatening to burn a residence.

Brandon Carpenter

BRANDON CARPENTER

The investigation of this incident continues.

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Help the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Identify and Locate Sanjay Patel

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AUGUST 9, 2013

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating Sanjay Patel (also known as Sunny). Patel stands accused of assaulting three females, while being employed at a local convenience store in Bedford County. At this time, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security are unable to obtain necessary identifying information to obtain warrants. Patel lives in the Roanoke area.

Anyone with information on Sanjay Patel is asked to contact Investigator Scott Arney at 540-586-7827 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. You can also submit info through our web tip form.

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SANJAY PATEL

 

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Young Man Arrested and Charged After Motorcycle Pursuit on 460

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JULY 22, 2013

On Friday evening, July 19, 2013 at 7:06 p.m., a Bedford County deputy sheriff observed a motorcycle traveling east on 460 west in the Thaxton area. The motorcycle was traveling 78 miles per hour. As the deputy attempted to stop the motorcycle, it continued traveling east on 460 at speeds exceeding 100 mph. As the motorcycle was attempting to turn onto East Main Street/Link Road off 460, the driver lost control of the motorcycle and crashed. The driver was transported by helicopter to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

On Sunday, July 21, Alexander T. Turner, age 23, was released from the hospital. He was arrested and charged with one count of felony eluding a police officer and one count of driving with a suspended operator license. He has been released on bond.

 

ALEXANDER TURNER

ALEXANDER TURNER

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CAPTURED UPDATE – Bedford County’s Most Wanted 07/18/2013

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Wendy Ruff

WENDY RUFF

Shannon Spence

SHANNON SPENCE



Catrell Griffin

CATRELL GRIFFIN


 

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Bedford County’s Most Wanted – Help Us Catch Them! 7/18/2013

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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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Campbell County Man Arrested for Charges Involving Manufacturing Child Pornography

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JUNE 27,2013

Zackery Morris, of Campbell County, VA, was arrested on June 26, 2013, by members of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (SOVA-ICAC) Task Force, for charges involving the manufacturing of child pornography, in violation of Code of Virginia 18.2-374.1

Zackery Morris

ZACKERY MORRIS

As the result of an ongoing investigation by an investigator with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, evidence was located that indicated Morris had produced sexually explicit material involving a minor. Warrants were obtained, and Morris was taken into custody without incident, and is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail. The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be pending.
If anyone has any additional information regarding this case, please contact the SOVA-ICAC Task Force at 434-534-9521.

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