Winchester man apprehended after running from police

Thursday around 5:30 pm, Virginia State Police (VSP) reports by email that they conducted a speeding traffic stop at the intersection of Route 50 and Iron Rail Lane in Clarke County.

The trooper clocked the 2003 Ford Expedition at 77 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone.

The trooper spoke to the driver, Wilson E. Buckingham Jr., 34,  of Winchester, and returned to his cruiser to check on the driver’s credentials when Buckingham fled on foot.

On Friday at approximately 4:20 pm, Clarke County Sheriff’s Office confirm that Buckingham was apprehended without incident along Route 340 in the Town of Boyce.

Buckingham was wanted in multiple jurisdictions.

A female passenger was detained during the initial incident but has been released. 

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Culpeper man arrested for Stephens City robbery

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A 27 year old Culpeper man has been arrested for attempted robbery of the Fairfax Pike Handy Mart in Stephens City.

Richard George Wheatly is being held without bond and charged with Assault, Robbery and Vandalism.

Wheatly is accused of attempting to rob the Handy Mart by knife point and getting away with an undisclosed amount of money.

After pulling the knife and demanding cash the clerk scuffled with him knocking over several items.

The suspect fled the store dropping his mask and cell phone a patron did try to stop him in the parking lot and was able to damage the suspect’s car.

After responding to the scene the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) issued a Be On The Lookout (BOLO) for the vehicle.

Culpepper County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Deputies were able to apprehend Wheatly without incident as he returned to Culpepper County.

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