SCSO apprehend abduction suspect in Rockingham County

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office announced they captured the suspect they had been searching for the past few days.

Mitchell Markley Jr. was located in northern Rockingham County where a third stolen vehicle was found following a crash.

Markley was wanted for an alleged abduction that occurred in Basye as well as the theft of multiple vehicles in the process.

The victim abducted was previously found safely in one of the stolen vehicles.

Sheriff’s utilized drone units, K9 search teams, and received air assistance from the Virginia State Police to locate the suspect.

Sheriff Timothy Carter thanked the public for their cooperation in the investigation which included a community member sending in images from their trail camera of Markley.

To watch Sheriff Carter’s statement on the capture, click here.

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Noah Trout is found safe 2 are charged

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Nancy Fridley a 44 year old from Clifton Forge has been charged with felony abduction and child endangerment in the case of 2 year old Noah Trout.

Fridley’s boyfriend Bobby Taylor was also charged with one count of abduction.

Noah was found safe yesterday May 3 and appears to be in good shape but was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

No motive in the abduction has been determined.

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