Clarke county teacher arrested

According to a press release issued by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, a teacher at DG Cooley Elementary School was arrested for public intoxication.

The Clarke County Public School Superintendent’s Office promptly notified the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office on January 31st.

They expressed concerns about a possible case of intoxication involving Derek L. Boyce, a 39-year-old resident of Stephens City.

Mr. Boyce was taken to the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center until he was deemed sober for release.

It is important to emphasize that Mr. Boyce is innocent until proven guilty.

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Maryland man arrested for indecent liberties with a child

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On Saturday, July 2, 2022, Warren County Sheriff Patrol Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and identified the driver as a 23-year-old male, Kevon Fontaine Gregory Curtis, and a 14-year-old female passenger. Patrol Deputies determined that Curtis drove from Silver Spring, Maryland to pick up the juvenile. Curtis was charged on July 2nd with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, and the juvenile was transported home.


Through further investigation the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) uncovered the elicit relationship that began through Instagram. Curtis and the juvenile female met in person on several occasions in Warren County during the months of April and July 2022 for the purpose of smoking marijuana and sexual intercourse.


Mr. Curtis was interviewed on July 10, 2022 and arrested on three charges of Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. He was transported to Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren (RSW) Regional jail where he went before the magistrate and is currently being held without bond. The court date for these charges was set for August 18, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.


The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is an active member of the Northern Virginia/DC (NOVA/DC) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which is coordinated by the Virginia State Police. The Warren County CID encourages anyone having information regarding the solicitation or exploitation of any minor to contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.


Anyone with further information regarding this case is asked to please contact Investigator K.M. Hajduk at (540) 635-7100 or by e-mail at

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Former EDA Executive Director is arrested declared the sole defendant

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The former Executive Director of the Front Royal Warren County Economic Development Authority (EDA) Jennifer McDonald has been arrested.

McDonald was charged as the sole defendant in an indictment in which she faces 34 counts of wire fraud, bank fraud along with aggravated identity theft.

The former EDA director was arrested yesterday Aug. 31.

After yesterday’s arraignment McDonald was released on her own recognizance and ordered into pretrial services and forbidden to contact her husband.

McDonald’s husband Samuel North is a potential witness in the case.

McDonald has asked for a court appointed attorney to defend her.

The EDA’s news release states they will cooperate fully with Government Investigators and Prosecutors in the presentation of the case.

Current Chairman Jeff Browne acknowledged that this was a long time coming.

Browne went on to acknowledge that the amount of time is not unusual in federal prosecutions.

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Luray Police arrest a Maryland fugitive

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The Luray Police Department (LPD) arrested a Maryland fugitive who was wanted on 6 felony warrants.

John B. Settle was arrested after Luray Police responded to a home being broken into on Woodland Ave.

It was also reported that shots were being fired.

Settle faces local charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, shooting into an occupied dwelling and attempted malicious wounding.

The investigation continues with other charges possible along with charges from Maryland.

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