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Warren County Grand Jury of June 13, 2022 indictments

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The Warren County Grand Jury of June 13, 2022, has issued the following indictments:

DAMEON GRAHAM

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about March 27, 2022, in the County of Warren, Dameon Allen Graham did unlawfully and feloniously having reason to know a person is a law enforcement officer who was engaged in the performance of his duties as such, and with the intent to impede or prevent such officer from performing his official duties, knowingly and without the officer’s permission, attempt to remove the officer’s stun weapon as defined in § 18.2-308.1 from the possession of the officer or deprive the officer of the use of the weapon, in violation of § 18.2-26 and 18.2-57.02 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: ASL-1356-A6

 

JERRELL LEADMAN


THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
COUNT ONE: On or about August 10, 2021, in the County of Warren, Jerrell Stanton Leadman, Jr., did unlawfully and feloniously being a parent of, guardian for, or person responsible for the care of O.C., a child then under the age of eighteen years, did, by willful act or omission or by a refusal to provide the care necessary for the health of the said child, cause or permit the life or health of such child to be seriously injured, in violation of § 18.2-3-71.1(A) of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: FAM-3806-F4

COUNT TWO: On or about August 10, 2021, in the County of Warren, Jerrell Stanton Leadman, Jr., did unlawfully and feloniously being a parent of, guardian for, or person responsible for the care of R.C., a child then under the age of eighteen years, did, by willful act or omission or by a refusal to provide the care necessary for the health of the said child, cause or permit the life .or health of such child to be seriously injured, in violation of § 18.2-371.1 (A) of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: FAM-3806-F4

 

LISA HARPER

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about December 26, 2021 in the County of Warren, Lisa Kay Harper did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly, and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit: Fentanyl listed in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

 

JIMMY BOSWORTH

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about February 4, 2022, in the County of Warren, Jimmy Lee Bosworth did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly, and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit: Methamphetamine listed in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

 

DENNIS GORTON

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about January 23, 2022, in the County of Warren, Dennis John Gorton did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly, and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit: Cocaine listed in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

 

CHARLES CORATHERS

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
COUNT ONE: On or about June 6, 2021, in the County of Warren, Charles Joshua Corathers unlawfully and feloniously as a result of driving under the influence in violation of clauses (ii), (iii), or (iv) of Section 18.2-266 of the Code of Virginia (1950) as amended, or any local ordinance substantially similar thereto, and in a manner so gross, wanton and culpable as to show a reckless disregard for human life, did unintentionally cause the death of another person, in violation of Section 18.2-36.1(B); of the Code of Virginia (1950) as amended. VCC: MUR-0948-F9

COUNT TWO: On or about June 6, 2021, in the County of Warren, Charles Joshua Corathers did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly, and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit: Cocaine listed in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

COUNT THREE: On or about June 6, 2021, in the County of Warren, Charles Joshua Corathers did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly, and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit: Fentanyl listed in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2- 250 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

COUNT FOUR: On or about June 6, 2021, in the County of Warren, Charles Joshua Corathers did unlawfully and feloniously drive or operate a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more by weight by volume or 0.08 grams or more per 210 liters of breath; or while under the influence of alcohol; or while under the influence of a narcotic drug or other self-administered intoxicant or drug, or a combination of drugs, to a degree which impaired the accused’s ability to drive or operate a motor vehicle safely; or while under the combined influence of alcohol and a drug or drugs to a degree which impaired the accused’s ability to drive or operate a motor vehicle safely, in violation of Section 18.2-266 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: DWI-5413-M1

COUNT FIVE: On or about June 6, 2021, in the County of Warren, Charles Joshua Corathers did unlawfully possesses controlled paraphernalia, in violation of Section 54.1-3466 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: PHA-3170-M1

COUNTS SIX: On or about June 6, 2021, in the County of Warren, Charles Joshua Corathers did unlawfully and feloniously drive on a public highway a motor vehicle or self-propelled machinery while his license, permit, or privilege to drive had been suspended or revoked, in violation of §46.2-301 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: LIC-6809-M1

 

GRIFFIN BERGER

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about October 10, 2021, in the County of Warren, Griffin Brett Berger did unlawfully and feloniously sell, give, or distribute or possess with the intent to sell, give, or distribute, more than one ounce but not more than five pounds of Marijuana, in violation of §18.2-248.1 (a,2) of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3032-F5

 

GAGE GANNON

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about January 14, 2022, in the County of Warren, Gage William Francis Gannon did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly, and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit: Fentanyl listed in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

TANYA POUNDSTONE

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
COUNT ONE: On or about January 20, 2022, in the County of Warren, Tanya Renee Poundstone did unlawfully and feloniously manufacture, sell, give, distribute or possess with the intent to manufacture or distribute, a controlled substance, to-wit: Cocaine classified in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2-248 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3043-F9

COUNT TWO: On or about January 20, 2022, in the County of Warren, Tanya Renee Poundstone did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly, and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit: Heroin listed in Schedule I of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

 

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
COUNT ONE: On or about August 6, 2021, in the County Warren, Steven Charles Garrett, did unlawfully and feloniously distribute a Schedule II controlled substance, to-wit: Fentanyl, in violation of Section 18.2-248, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3045-F9

COUNT TWO: On or about September 15, 2021, in the County Warren, Steven Charles Garrett, did unlawfully and feloniously distribute a Schedule II controlled, substance, to-wit: Fentanyl, in violation of Section 18.2-248, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3045-F91

COUNT THREE: On or about October 14, in the County Warren, Steven Charles Garrett, did unlawfully and feloniously distribute a Schedule II controlled substance, to-wit: Fentanyl, in violation of Section 18.2-248, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3045-F9

ROBERT GROOMS

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about January 20, 2022, in the County of Warren, Robert Lewis Grooms did unlawfully and feloniously distribute, a controlled substance, to-wit: Cocaine listed in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, having previously been convicted of two or more such offenses or of substantially similar offenses in any other jurisdiction which occurred before the date of the offense alleged in the indictment, in violation of Section 18.2-248(C) of the Code of Virginia (1950) as amended. VCC: NAR-3087-F9

CASEY MORRISON

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
COUNT ONE: On or about November 26, 2021, in the County of Warren, Casey Lee Morrison did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly, and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit: Methamphetamine listed in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of § 18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

COUNT TWO: On or about November 26, 2021, in the County of Warren, Casey Lee Morrison did unlawfully and feloniously while unlawfully in possession of a controlled substance, to-wit: Methamphetamine classified in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, simultaneously with knowledge and intent possess a firearm on or about his person in violation of Section 18.2-308.4 of the Code of Virginia (1950) as amended. VCC: WPN-5303-F6

COUNT THREE: On or about November 26, 2021, in the County of Warren, Casey Lee Morrison did unlawfully and feloniously while unlawfully in possession of a controlled substance, to-wit: Methamphetamine classified in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, simultaneously with knowledge and intent possess a firearm on or about his person in violation of Section 18.2-308.4 of the Code of Virginia (1950) as amended. VCC: WPN-5303-F6

MATTHEW EMBREY

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about February 12, 2022, in the County of Warren, Matthew Joseph Embrey did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly, and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit: Methamphetamine listed in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

MATTHEW EMBREY

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about December 30, 2021, in the County of Warren, Matthew Joseph Embrey did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly, and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit:
Methamphetamine listed in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

 

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
“M0I On or about March 6, 2022, in the County of Warren, James Tyler Clater did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit: Methamphetamine listed in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

 

ZAREK EMBREY

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
4 83 On or about February 5, 2022, in the County of Warren, Zarek Antonio Embrey did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly, and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit: Fentanyl listed in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

 

ZANDRA HALL

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about February 10, 2022, in the County of Warren, Zandra Marie Hall did unlawfully and feloniously manufacture, sell, give, distribute or possess with the intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute, a controlled substance, to-wit: Methamphetamine classified in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2-248(C) of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3043-F9

DONALD GOCHENOUR

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about March 12, 2022, in the County of Warren, Donald Terry Gochenour did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly, and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit: Methamphetamine listed in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

 

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
COUNT ONE: On or about February 17, 2021, in the County of Warren, Allen Michael Reedy did unlawfully and feloniously wrongfully and fraudulently use, dispose of, conceal, or embezzle property, having a value of $1,000.00 or more, which he received by virtue of the accused office, trust, or employment, or which a court, corporation, company, or another person entrusted or delivered to the accused, in violation of §18.2-111 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: LAR-2707-F9

COUNT TWO: On or about February 17, 2021, in the County of Warren, Allen Michael Reedy did unlawfully and feloniously use a computer or computer network, without authority, and with the intent to obtain property or services by false pretenses, and did obtain property or services having a value of $1,000.00 or more, in violation of Section 18.2-152.3 of the Code of Virginia 1950 as amended. VCC: COM-2967-F5

JOHN PERRY

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
RSQrM^o On or about March 7, 2022, in the County of Warren, John Edward Perry a person convicted of a Tier III offense as defined in Section 9.1-902, did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly fail to register or re-register or knowingly provide false information to the Virginia State Police for placement on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minor Registry, in violation of Section 18.2-
472.1 of the Code of Virginia, (1950) as amended. VCC: SOR-3657-F6

ROBERT BARTLES

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about November 5, 2021, in the County of Warren, Robert Wayne Bartles a person convicted of a Tier III offense as defined in Section 9.1-902, did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly fail to register or re-register or knowingly provide false information to the Virginia State Police for placement on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minor Registry, in violation of Section 18.2-472.1 of the Code of Virginia, (1950) as amended. VCC: SOR-3657-F6

 

NICHOLAS ADAMS

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about February 23, 2022, in the County of Warren Nicholas Jeffrey Adams did unlawfully and feloniously possess a Schedule I or II controlled substance, in violation of Section 18.2-250, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR 3022-F5

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about April 29, 2022, in the County of Warren, Nicholas Jeffrey Adams did unlawfully and feloniously possess a Schedule I or II controlled substance, in violation of Section 18.2-250, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR- 3022-F5

 

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about March 4, 2022, in the County of Warren, Raymond Lee Marion Jackson, Sr.; did unlawfully and feloniously manufacture alcoholic beverages without being licensed, or bottled beer for sale while not being a brewery or bottler’s licensee, in violation of §4.1-300 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: ALC-4119-F6

 

BRIAN HOWES

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about February 25, 2022, in the County of Warren, Brian Lee Howes did unlawfully and feloniously, knowingly, and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit: Methamphetamine listed in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act, in violation of §18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

 

OTIS ALLEN

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about July 13, 2021, in the County of Warren, Otis Lee Allen did unlawfully and feloniously, having received a visible or audible signal from a law-enforcement officer to bring his motor vehicle to a stop, drive such motor vehicle in a willful or wanton disregard of such signal so as to interfere with or endanger the operation of the law-enforcement vehicle or endanger a person, in violation of §46.2-817(B) of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: REC-6624-F6

 

MICHAEL SEALOCK

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about January 18, 2022, in the County of Warren, Michael Wilson Sealock, unlawfully and feloniously while having been the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident in which a person was injured or an attended vehicle or other attended property was damaged, did unlawfully and feloniously fail to immediately stop as close to the scene of the accident as possible without obstructing traffic and fail to report the accused’s name, address, driver’s license number, and vehicle registration number forthwith to the State Police or local law enforcement agency, to the person, struck and injured or to the driver or some other occupant of the vehicle collided with or to the custodian of the other damaged property. The accident resulted in damage to property valued at $1,000.00 or more, in violation of Section 46.2-894 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: HIT-6604-F5

 

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
500 COUNT ONE: On or about January 19, 2022, in the County of Warren, Michael Wilson Sealock did unlawfully and feloniously while being a parent of, guardian for, or person responsible
for the care of H.L., a child then under the age of eighteen years, commit a willful act or omission in the care of the said child which was so gross, wanton, and culpable as to show a reckless disregard for human life, in violation of §18.2-371.1 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: FAM-3808-F6

COUNT TWO: On or about January 19, 2022, in the County of Warren, Michael Wilson Sealock did unlawfully and feloniously drive or operate a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more by weight by volume or 0.08 grams or more per 210 liters of breath; or while under the influence of alcohol; or while under the influence of a narcotic drug or other self-administered intoxicant or drug, or a combination of drugs, to a degree which impaired the accused’s ability to drive or operate a motor vehicle safely; or while under the combined influence of alcohol and a drug or drugs to a degree which impaired the accused’s ability to drive or operate a motor vehicle safely, with the accused having committed this offense after having committed a prior Felony violation of Section 18.2-266. The accused committed this offense while transporting a person 17 years of age or younger, in violation of Section 18.2-266, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: DWI-5695-F6

COUNT THREE: On or about January 19, 2022, in the County of Warren, Michael Wilson Sealock did unlawfully and feloniously did drive a motor vehicle while his license was revoked pursuant to subsection A or B of Section 46.2-391 and such revocation was based on at least one conviction of an offense committed after July 1, 1999, and this violation is a second or subsequent violation, in violation of Section 46.2-391 of the Code of Virginia (1950) as amended. VCC: LIC-6861-F9

 

TARA TAYLOR

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
COUNT ONE: On or about March 8, 2022, in the County of Warren, Tara Lynn Taylor, did unlawfully and feloniously possess with the intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance, to-wit: Fentanyl, in violation of Section 18.2-248, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3043-F9

COUNT TWO: On or about March 8, 2022, in the County of Warren, Tara Lynn Taylor, did unlawfully and feloniously possess with the intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance, to-wit: Cocaine, in violation of Section 18.2-248, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3043-F9

 

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
RSQ-50& COUNT ONE: On or about March 8, 2022, in the County of Warren, Kyle Wade Shelton, did unlawfully and feloniously possess with the intent to distribute a Schedule.II controlled substance, to-wit: Fentanyl, in violation of Section 18.2-248, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3043-F9

C O U N T TWO: On or about March 8, 2022, in the County of Warren, Kyle Wade Shelton, did unlawfully and feloniously possess with the intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance, to-wit: Cocaine, in violation of Section 18.2-248, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3043-F9

COUNT THREE: On or about February 24, 2022, in the County of Warren, Kyle Wade Shelton, did unlawfully and feloniously possess a Schedule I controlled substance, to-wit: Para-Fluorofentanyl, in violation of Section 18.2-250, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

COUNT FOUR: On or about February 24, 2022, in the County of Warren, Kyle Wade Shelton, did unlawfully and feloniously possess a Schedule II controlled substance, to-wit: Fentanyl, in violation of Section 18.2-250, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3 0 2 2-F5

COUNT FIVE: On or about March 1, 2022, in the County of Warren, Kyle Wade Shelton, did unlawfully and feloniously possess a Schedule II controlled substance, to-wit: Fentanyl, in violation
of Section 18.2-250, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

COUNT SIX:’ On or about March 1, 2022, in the County of Warren, Kyle Wade Shelton did unlawfully and feloniously possess a Schedule I controlled substance, to-wit: Heroin, in violation of
Section 18.2-250, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

 

SKYLAR WELSH

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
COUNT ONE: On or about April 13,’2022, in the County of Warren, Skyler Rose Welsh, did unlawfully and feloniously possess with the intent to distribute a Schedule I or II controlled substance, in violation of Section 18.2-248, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3043-F9

COUNT TWO: On or about April 13, 2022, in the County of Warren, Skyler Rose Welsh, did unlawfully and feloniously possess with the intent to distribute a Schedule I or II controlled substance, in violation of Section 18.2-248, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3043-F9

COUNT THREE: On or about April 13, 2022, in the County of Warren, Skyler Rose Welsh, did unlawfully and feloniously conspire to possess with the intent to sell or distribute a Schedule I or II controlled substance, in violation of Section 18.2-248 and 256, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3043-C9

 

CAL KILBY

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
COUNT ONE: On or about April 13, 2022, in the County of Warren, Cal Byren Kilby, did unlawfully and feloniously possess with the intent to distribute a Schedule I or II controlled substance, in
violation of Section 18.2-248, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3043-F9

COUNT TWO: On or about April 13, 2022, in the County of Warren, Cal Byren Kilby, did unlawfully and feloniously possess with the intent to distribute a Schedule I or II controlled substance, in
violation of Section 18.2-248, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3043-F9

COUNT THREE: On or about April 13, 2022, in the County of Warren, Cal Byren Kilby, did unlawfully and feloniously conspire to possess with the intent to distribute a Schedule I or II controlled substance, in violation of Sections 18.2-248 and 18.2-256, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3043-C9

COUNT FOUR: On or about April 13, 2022, in the County of Warren, Cal Byren Kilby while a prisoner in a state, local, or community facility or in the custody of an employee thereof, did unlawfully and feloniously possess a chemical compound which the accused had not lawfully received, in violation of Section 53.1- 203(5) of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: PRI-3260-F6

 

PETER CAMERON

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
Qn or about December 31, 2020, in the County of Warren, Peter Matthew Cameron did unlawfully and feloniously rape A.R., by having sexual intercourse when such act was accomplished against the victim’s will by force, threat, or intimidation of or against the victim or another person in violation of Section 18.2-61 of the Code of Virginia (1950) as amended. VCC: RAP-1129-F9

 

ALISHA MERRITT

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about December 22, 2020, in the County of Warren, Alisha Renee Merritt did unlawfully and feloniously fail to appear as required on a felony charge before the Warren County General District Court, in violation of Section 19.2-128 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: FTA-5019-F6

 

APRIL SPIKER

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about January 31, 2022, in the County of Warren, April Lil Dawn Spiker did unlawfully and feloniously possess a Schedule II controlled substance, to-wit: Cocaine, in violation of Section 18.2-250, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:
On or about February 22, 2022, in the County of Warren, April Lil Dawn Spiker did unlawfully and feloniously possess a Schedule I or II controlled substance, in violation of Section 18.2-250, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. VCC: NAR-3022-F5

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Deputies rescue suspected impaired driver from pond after crash

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At approximately 11am today, the Frederick County Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call stating that a SUV had driven off the roadway and into a pond in the area of Papermill Rd. and Harrsion Ln. The caller stated the driver was still in the vehicle and was not moving.

Deputies arriving first on the scene observed the vehicle, partially submerged in the water up to it’s hood, and could see the driver slumped over the wheel. Deputy Jason Hawse and Deputy Nick Dempsey removed their outer vests and gun belts and entered the frigid water to assist the unconscious subject. With outside temps of 27 degrees, and windchill making it feel more like 13 degrees, Hawse and Dempsey worked quickly, in the chest-high water, breaking the windows on the vehicle and pulling the subject out. Once getting the male driver to land, one dose of Narcan was administered and the subject regained consciousness a few moments later.

The driver, identified as Michael Surgent, 35, of Mechanicsville, Va. was immediately attended to by deputies awaiting EMTs to medically evaluate him for exposure. Based on witness statements, and evidence recovered later from the vehicle, it is believed that Surgent was “huffing” chemicals from aerosol cans resulting in his losing consciousness, and proper control of his vehicle. Surgent was taken to Winchester Medical Center and held for further medical evaluations. He has been charged with huffing chemicals, reckless driving and driving under the influence.

All deputies were checked on scene and cleared for duty, once out of their wet uniforms and warmed back up. Sheriff Lenny Millholland is both pleased with, and proud of, the swift and selfless actions taken by his personnel, saying “This could have been much worse and we are thankful that no one was seriously injured in this incident”.


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Winchester man facing multiple charges after pursuit

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A Winchester man is behind bars on multiple charges after he fled law enforcement Thursday (Jan. 19).

John P. Scaperotto

Virginia State Police have charged John P. Scaperotto, 44, in Frederick County, with two felony counts of possession of a schedule I/II drug, one felony count of eluding law enforcement, one felony count of assault on law enforcement, one misdemeanor count of reckless driving, one misdemeanor count of driving on a revoked license, one misdemeanor count of fictitious vehicle registration, one misdemeanor count of operating an uninsured vehicle, and one misdemeanor count of littering.

Scaperotto was also charged with several traffic infractions, including speeding, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to stop at a red light, and failure to wear a seatbelt. He was also wanted out of Frederick County for failure to appear in court.


State Police initiated the traffic stop at approximately 8:10 a.m., as a Chevrolet pick-up truck was traveling south on Route 37 in Frederick County. The violation was for speeding – as the Chevrolet was driving 80 mph in a posted 65 mph zone. The Chevrolet refused to stop, and a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit continued onto Route 50 and Route 522 before continuing back onto Route 37, where Chevrolet crossed the median and entered the southbound travel lanes traveling north. As the Chevrolet crossed back into the median, it attempted again to go in the wrong direction.

A state trooper struck the Chevrolet with his patrol car in an attempt to stop it from going in the wrong direction. The Chevrolet continued northbound, traveling in the right direction, where it eventually ran off the left side of the roadway into the median and collided with a guardrail. The driver, Scaperotto, was taken into custody and transported to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center, where he was held without bond.

One trooper suffered minor injuries during the course of the pursuit.

The pursuit reached speeds of up to 100 mph.

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Traffic stop by WCSO results in drug arrests and significant property seizure

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On January 5, 2023, at 08:18 PM, Warren County Sheriff’s Office Deputy T. Poe conducted a traffic stop on a white 1999 Mercury passenger vehicle at the intersection of Winchester Road and Riverton Road. The vehicle was stopped for making an illegal left turn from Strasburg Road onto Route 522.

A subsequent search of the vehicle and its occupants revealed a bag containing approximately 22 grams of white powdery substance purported to be crack cocaine, nine small rocks of suspected cocaine, several drug paraphernalia, smoking devices, and $16,398 in United States Currency.

ARTHUR SUMMERS

 

MELISSA MYERS


 

U.S. Currency and drugs seized pursuant to drug possession arrest on the traffic stop.

The vehicle, currency, and drugs were seized pursuant to the arrests of the occupants. The driver, Arthur L. Summers (age 62) of Front Royal, and his passenger Melissa P. Myers (age 58) of Arlington, Virginia, were arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver (PWID) crack cocaine (§18.2-248 of Code of Virginia) and possession of drug paraphernalia (§18.2-251).

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Baltimore, MD resident arrested after investigation by the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force

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The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force has concluded a two-month-long investigation with the arrest of a Baltimore, MD, resident.

The investigation led the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force officers to Prince William County, where they arrested Reginald L. Morgan, 56, on Friday (Jan. 13, 2023). He was taken into custody without incident in the 14400 block of Lee Highway in Gainesville. At the time of his arrest, Morgan had 2.5 ounces of powder cocaine and 4.5 ounces of crack cocaine in his possession. The drugs seized have an estimated street value of $17,500.

 

Reginald L. Morgan. Photos provided by the Culpeper Sheriff’s Office

 

2.5 ounces of powder cocaine and 4.5 ounces of crack cocaine in his possession. The drugs seized have an estimated street value of $17,500. 


 

Throughout the investigation, Morgan had been identified as a significant supplier of cocaine to the Culpeper area.

Morgan was charged with one felony count of distribution of Schedule I/II drug (3rd or subsequent offense) and one felony count of transporting Schedule I/II drug into the Commonwealth with the intent to sell or distribute. Morgan was transported to the Prince William County Adult Detention Center, where he was held without bond.

The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force comprises law enforcement personnel from the Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange, Madison, and Rappahannock Sheriff’s Offices, Culpeper, Warrenton, Orange Police Departments, and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Culpeper Field Office.

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Frederick County Sheriff’s Office charge local business owner with possession of child pornography

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The owner/operator of the Winchester Skating and Family Fun Center, located at 1629 Berryville Pike in Winchester, was arrested on January 13th on two counts of possession of child pornography and Driving Under the Influence.

Edgar Lee Jackson

Multiple allegations of taking indecent liberties with a minor were made against Edgar Jackson by several former female employees of the business.

The victims, all juveniles at the time of the alleged offenses, are adults and came forward wishing to have the matter looked into. The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) of the sheriff’s office interviewed the victims and, based on the information obtained, executed a search warrant at the business on January 10th.


Items of evidentiary value were seized, including electronic devices that were forensically examined and found to contain photographs of child pornography. Based on these initial findings, investigators obtained two warrants for possession of child pornography and placed a lookout for Jackson for arrest.

Friday afternoon, Jackson was located by sheriff’s office deputies behind the wheel of a Chrysler 300 passenger car on Martinsburg Pike (Route 11 North) at the I-81 interchange, where a traffic stop was executed. Jackson was transporting a 16-year-old male at the time and was found to have a blood alcohol content above the .08 legal limit. Jackson was arrested for DUI and transported to the regional adult detention center on that violation and for service of the two outstanding warrants. At the time of this release, Jackson was being held without bond.

Preliminary investigations indicate these offenses and allegations have been limited to juvenile employees of the business, and future charges are pending. Anyone with additional information pertaining to this ongoing investigation is requested to contact Frederick County Sheriff’s Office CID at 540-504-6577.

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Bristol man sentenced to 20 years in prison for meth and firearms convictions

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A Bristol, Virginia man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute crystal ice methamphetamine and for illegal possession of a firearm.

William Everett Himes was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Wednesday for possessing and intending to distribute crystal meth and illegally possessing a firearm. (Credit: Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

 

William Everett Himes, 38, was convicted after pleading guilty in June 2021 to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crystal ice methamphetamine and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, the charges stem from a Washington County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Office traffic stop in January 2020, where Himes fled from police and was later found to be in possession of crystal ice methamphetamine. A loaded .45 caliber firearm and more crystal ice methamphetamine were recovered from the front passenger seat of Himes’ vehicle. During Himes’ arrest, he was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to prior felony drug and violent crime convictions, including two 2012 felony convictions in Bristol, Virginia, related to methamphetamine.


United States Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares, and Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s Washington Division, made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

Special Assistant United States Attorney M. Suzanne Kerney-Quillen, a Virginia Senior Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Attorney General’s Major Crimes and Emerging Threats Section, prosecuted the case for the United States.

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