Fredrick County Fugitive has been apprehended

The Frederick County Fugitive who eluded arrest in a high speed chase has been apprehended.

A release from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office confirms that Sara Michell Cox has been arrested.

Cox was wanted on several outstanding warrants before hitting a Sheriff’s Deputy with her car to avoid arrest on Apr. 30.

After striking the officer Cox led police on a high speed chase and eluded arrest.

Cox is now facing felony assault on a law enforcement officer and felony eluding charges.

The officer who was struck was not seriously injured.

Initially Cox was being sought on felony failure to appear in court for grand larceny shoplifting and obtaining money by false pretense charges.

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News Maker Lenny Millholland on free C.R.C.C

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) and Frederick County Fire and Rescue (FCFR) are offering a Civilian Response Causality Care (C.R.C.C) course.

The course is about civilian response to emergency situations.

We spoke with Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland about what to expect in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

The course is free 4 hours long and will be held at the Spirit and Word Fellowship Church at 1275 Tasker Rd. Stephens City.

Sheriff Millholland explains the course and why it is important.

He also explains that there is limited space for the event.

Registration is required for the Mar. 12 event because of the limited availability.

To register for the event click here or contact the Spirit and Word Fellowship Church at (540) 868-9110.

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Missing Frederick County juvenile located

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The missing juvenile, 14 year old Rae-Anna Allen of Frederick County, has been located safely in Arkansas.

Christopher Lane Stone, 22, of Hope, Arkansas was arrested with various charges pending from the ongoing investigation including abduction.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office began searching through digital forensics like tracking her electronic footprint.

FCSO learned she had likely left the county and state by the end of the day of her abduction.

Law Enforcement in Tennessee became involved early on using surveillance footage along I-81.

Hempstead County Sheriffs executed the search warrant where Allen was found in the company of Stone over 1,100 miles from her home.

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FCSO conclude Election Day investigation

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On Election Day, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office responded to a woman complaining about a man taking pictures of her at a polling location.

The male was identified as Shawn Graber, Back Creek Supervisor.

A responding officer confronted Graber.

Graber claimed he was documenting illegal voting activities.

He contacted Sheriff Lenny Millholand the following day with complaints on the responding deputy claiming voter intimidation.

After an investigation using body cameras and the written report, Graber’s claims were proven false.

They also revealed the deputy acted appropriately when dealing with both parties involved.

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Public Safety Thursday

Lt. Warren Gosnell from Frederick County Sheriff’s Office returned from his 90-day hiatus for a LIVE edition of Traffic/Public Safety Thursday.

He gave us a quick overview of his campaign experience and talked about meeting so many of our community and the various questions they asked of him. Based on those questions & conversations, we talked about “red flag” laws. He explained how they work, the circumstances in which they’d be applied, and how enforcement only happens after the legal process has played out.

We also talked briefly about driving under the influence as it relates to not just the pandemic but the legalization of marijuana in Virginia.

FCSO and FCPS respond to the social media threat

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Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) and Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) have been made aware of a social media threat towards one of the county schools.

The school in question has been identified only with the initials JHS.

A social media post from FCSO assures citizens that they and FCPS Officials have followed all threat protocols and found the threat to be not creditable.

In fact social media post of such threats have been circulating around the country over an extended period of time recently.

The FCSO post assures those concerned that they and school officials continue to work together to ensure the safety of all schools, staff and students in the area.

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FCSO seeks information on an assault and stabbing incident

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The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) posted on their social media page that they are seeking information from the public.

Reportedly there were three suspects involved in an assault and stabbing at 81 Bar and Grill on Gateway Dr. in Winchester.

The subjects are described as a black male with short hair and maybe blind in one eye.

A second suspect was described as a short black female with waist length brown and blonde hair.

The third suspect was described as a black female with short hair.

Their motorcycle was parked in the handicapped area of the bar and authorities know several people recorded the incident.

The FCSO is asking those with recordings or anyone with information call Winchester, Frederick, Clarke Crime Solvers (WFCCS).

Either call the WFCCS at (540) 665-TIPS or use your P3 tip app you will remain anonymous.

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FCPRD’s Parks and Pets Extravaganza

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Frederick County Parks and Recreation is hosting their 7th annual Parks and Pets Extravaganza today from 10am to 2pm.

Take advantage of the opportunity to bring your furry friend to enjoy a day at the park and take a swim.

The Clearbrook Pool will be open for dock diving and vendors will be on site with everything your pet might need.

There will also be a silent auction to benefit Esther Boyd Animal Shelter.

Frederick County’s Fire and Rescue and the Sheriff’s office will have demonstrations on site.

A car show will also be held starting at 10:30 with awards for different categories.

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Community Safety Fair

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Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Bright Futures Frederick-Winchester are coming together for a community safety fair.

The event is held at James Wood Middle School today from 11 am to 3 pm.

This is a great chance to interact with first responders, law enforcement, and military members, check out some of their equipment, and learn some important safety tips.

The Frederick County Sheriff departments K9 team, Winchester Fire and Rescue Drones and Shenandoah Electric will have demonstrations.

Winchester Medical Center will provide hands-on CPR lessons.

There will also be food and craft vendors, music, a Kids Zone, and a dunk tank featuring some community leaders. 

Make sure to bring a nonperishable good for the food drive which will benefit Bright Futures.

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FCSO accepting applications for youth camp

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The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) is accepting applications for their free youth camp.

The program is for 6-8 graders in the 2021-22 school year.

The camp is held at Cedar Creek Christian Camp August 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m..

The supervised camp provides a learning experience for boys and girls.

You must submit an application by July 15.

Call Michelle Ritter for more information and an application at (540) 504-6576.

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