FCSO reports apprehension of subject using high tech devices

Fauquier Co. Sheriff's Logo used by permission by Fauquier County Deputy Jeffery Long

Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office report the apprehension of a fugitive using high tech drone devices.

A Fauquier County Deputy observed a driver of a Nissan pass another vehicle over a solid double-yellow line on Route 28 in the early morning hours of June 3.

When the deputy attempted to stop the Nissan, the driver sped away accelerating to at least 100 miles per hour.

The chase continued down Catlett Road hitting speeds of anywhere from 90 to 125 miles per hour at times.

The driver continued to drive erratically passing vehicles in the opposite lane of travel.

The driver took the Nissan through the intersection at Station Drive where he passed a tractor trailer and ran the red-light at Marsh Road.

Fortunately, another deputy had been placed at the intersection and was able to shut down on coming cross traffic.

The driver finally crashed at the intersection of James Madison Highway Route 29.

The driver exited the Nissan and attempted to flee on foot into an area around commercial buildings.

Additional deputies were on the scene almost immediately.

Authorities deployed drones and were able to locate the subject hiding in the woods using thermal imaging.

Thermal imaging footage by drone is found here.

The driver was identified as 18-year-old Javon Saunders of Chantilly in Loudoun County.

The subject was previously wanted in Loudoun County for eluding.

Deputies investigating Saunders’s wrecked Nissan found a Glock handgun in the driver’s side floorboard.

Saunders is currently in the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center facing several charges.

Those charges include felony eluding, having a concealed weapon, driving without a license, reckless driving among other charges with some pending.

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BCSD apprehend an attempted murder suspect with U.S. Marshals

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Justin Broadus of Hagerstown Maryland was apprehended on May 31on charges out of Berkeley County.

Broadus was wanted on charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to attempt murder, and wanton endangerment with a firearm according the release from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department (BCSD).

The charges stem from a shooting incident at the Aura Club in West Virginia in December 2021.

The warrant for the 36-year-old Broadus was issued on May, 17, 2024.

Berkeley County Prosecutors requested apprehension assistance from the U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force on May, 20, 2024.

The task force had previously arrested Broadus on behalf of the BCSD on unrelated drug charges.

Investigators were familiar with Broadus and were able to locate him.

Broadus was taken into custody in the 300 block of Central Avenue Hagerstown without incident.

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Fatalities rising on Virginia’s roadways

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The Virginia State Police have already investigated 21 traffic crashes resulting in 25 deaths between Tuesday, May 28th, and June 4th, including two fatal crashes Tuesday this morning in Caroline and Carroll Counties.

Colonel Gary Settle, Superintendent of Virginia State Police said, “Twenty-five traffic deaths in one week should be a very serious concern for every Virginian. In order for this summer to be a safe one, we need Virginians to re-commit to safe driving habits.”

VSP are taking on a few initiatives to encourage safe travel.

Motorcyclists are welcome to a free “Ride 2 Save Lives” safety course with more information available here

State Police are also participating in the “100 Safest Days of Summer Campaign.”

This program emphasizes the role parents play in teen driving behaviors during the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen driving between Memorial and Labor Day.

Through the first five months of the year, Virginia has had 336 traffic fatalities.

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News Maker Erin Kinnaman on Boy Scouts Golf Tournament

The Shenandoah Area Council of Boy Scouts of America is holding their 46 annual Golf Tournament on June 19.

We spoke with Development and Volunteer Services Coordinator of the Shenandoah Area Council of the Boy Scouts Erin Kinnaman about the event in our latest news maker.

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Erin tells us how to get involved with the tournament either as a player or sponsor.

She also tells us the tournament layout and the play that is involved at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club.

Erin also tells us of some of the activities the tournament funds support for the Scouts.

Click here for Erin’s news maker.

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