Two-Vehicle Crash Leads to DUI, Drug Arrest/ Seizure

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At approximately 8:10 am yesterday morning, Frederick County EOC receive reports of a 2-vehicle crash on

Bloomery Pike in the northern part of the county.

Callers indicated that one vehicle was on its side with the driver unable to get out. Units from FCSO’s Traffic Division

arrived as members of Frederick County Fire & Rescue stabilized the passenger vehicle and extricated the driver.

Upon interviewing the parties involved and examining the crash scene, Deputy A. Stump determined that a 2013

Chevy Sonic had crossed the double yellow line and struck a 2015 Dodge RAM occupied by a couple from West

Virginia. The male driver of the chevy was incoherent and unable to answer questions or identify himself with nothing

but a large sum of cash on his person. Deputy T. Cram conducted a search of the vehicle, attempting to identify the

male, where a large amount of suspected illegal drugs was subsequently found to include cocaine, crack

cocaine and an, as of yet, unidentified substance with a combined weight of 13 0z. and a street value of $26,000.00.

In addition to seizing the illegal narcotics, a total of $790.00 in U.S. currency was recovered from the driver

later identified as Shaquille O’Mar Webb of Cumberland, Va. Webb was believed to possibly be

impaired by the recent use of marijuana and a search warrant was obtained and executed for a blood

draw. As a result of the crash and evidence obtained, Webb has been charged with two counts of felony possession of

controlled substances with the intent to distribute, DUID, driving on a suspended license, reckless

driving, no insurance and two traffic infractions. He is currently under medical observation and remains in custody

awaiting his medical release and transfer to the adult detention center.

Sheriff Lenny Millholland stated that he is glad to know these drugs have been taken off the streets stating
“This individual was traveling through our area, apparently under the influence, while also transporting a significant amount of drugs. I think we are lucky he didn’t hurt or kill anyone in Frederick County with either of
these activities”.

 

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FRPD arrest an adult attempting to solicit a minor

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Front Royal Police Department (FRPD) announced the arrest of an adult attempting to solicit a minor.

The investigation began Nov. 9 and on Wed. Nov. 22 the arrest of Avery Wood of Charlottesville was made.

A proactive undercover investigation found Wood began unsolicited communications with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old female but in reality was an undercover Officer.

Some of the unsolicited material sent by Wood was Child Sexual Abuse Materials.

A designated meeting place was arranged within Front Royal and Wood traveled to the location to meet the detective posing as the female for lascivious intent.

The 53-year-old Wood was arrested and taken to the Regional Jail where he was ordered to be held without bond until his December 15 court date.

Wood is facing a 9 a.m. trail in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Anyone with any information in this or any case involving the solicitation or exploitation of any minor should contact the FRPD.

Call Detective M.R. Ramey at 540-636-2208 or email mramey@frontroyalva.com.

The FRPD is an active member of the Virginia DC Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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“Doc” Antle scheduled for court in Frederick County

Frederick County Court online documents have Bhagavan Kevin “Doc” Antle scheduled for a circuit court jury trail Oct. 31 through Nov. 4, 2022.

The Myrtle Beach Safari Owner became embroiled in the Tiger King scandal and series released by Netflix back in 2020.

Antle faces several counts of animal cruelty and selling endangered species some of which involved the now closed Wilson’s Wild Animal Park of  Frederick County.

The trail had already been delayed several times for unspecified reasons but is on the docket in Frederick County for a jury trial over the next five days.

The trail has once again been continued until June 12, 2023 due to illness suffered by one of Antle’s defense attorney’s family members.

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FRPD make another arrest involving crimes against children

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Front Royal Police Department (FRPD) announced the arrest of a suspect in connection to crimes against children.

Detectives began an investigation into the solicitation of a Warren County Front Royal minor on Oct. 10.

On Oct. 22 24-year-old Centreville resident Harsh Gupta was arrested and charged with 4 counts of the use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

Gupta is also charged with attempted indecent liberties for a proposed sex act.

Gupta made an unsolicited arrangement to meet a police detective posing as an under aged female at a location in Front Royal.

On arrival Gupta was arrested and transported to the Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Warren Regional Jail and is being held without bond.

The FRPD is an active member of the Northern Virginia DC Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force coordinated by the Virginia State Police.

Anyone with any information regarding the Gupta case or any solicitation or exploitation of any minor should contact the FRPD.

Information on the Gupta case should be directed to Detective M.R. Ramey at 540-636-2208 or email mramey@frontroyalva.com.

Call 540-635-2111 with any information involving a crime against a child.

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Page County Authorities obtain a felony warrant

The Page County Sheriff’s Office announced that they have obtained a felony warrant for Marcus Lee Lewis.

Lewis is sought in the disappearance investigation of Joshua Dee Bradford.

Bradford was last seen in the company of Lewis on September 3 in Luray.

Lewis has several tattoos and is a white male standing 5 feet 8 inches tall weighing approximately 135 pounds with dark salt and pepper hair or he may have shaved his head.

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Lewis is also wanted for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Lewis has been known to operate a 2009 Blue Chevrolet Malibu with Virginia tags.

Lewis has ties to Warren County and Southwestern Virginia as well as the Augusta West Virginia area.

Anyone with any information regarding Lewis’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact law enforcement immediately.

Call Page County’s Nathan Baugher or Investigator E.J. Hall at 540-743-6571.

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Front Royal business man is sentenced to 6 months

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Front Royal business man William Huck was sentenced to 6 months in jail.

Once Huck is released Supervised Probation has been order.

The sentence was handed down on Wednesday July 27 according to Culpepper General District Court documents.

Huck was found guilty of a class one misdemeanor count of sexual battery in an incident that occurred in February.

According to a previous Culpepper Police Report Huck was accused of making unwanted sexual advancements toward an adult female while attending the Downtown Carnival on February 26.

Others who were traveling with the group intervened to stop the advancements.

The report indicates that alcohol may have been a factor.

The Culpepper Police Department received a third party complaint on March 3 with the victim confirming it.

Huck has been free on bond since his arrest by Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies on April 1.

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Loudoun County Authorities are assaulted during arrest

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reports receiving a call from the Sterling Costco about a larceny in progress.

When Deputies arrived Tues. July 26 around 1 p.m. they confronted the subject who began to resist.

Ashburn resident Sady Ashkar not only resisted but began to assault the Deputies.

One Deputy was able to tase Ashkar to no effect.

Ashkar began to flee towards the front of the store where he was confronted by employees and bystanders stopping his escape.

Ashkar continued to resist at one point tackling a Deputy and grabbing the Officer’s taser and throwing  it.

Then Ashkar tried to acquire the Deputy’ s holstered pistol.

By that time other Officers arrived and were able to tase him again before he was placed under arrest.

As Ashkar was being evaluated by Emergency Medical Personnel he assaulted a Loudoun County Rescue Medic.

Ashkar was taken to a local hospital for evaluation before transportation to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center where he is held without bond.

The 32 year old Ashkar was served multiple warrants for assault on law enforcement and rescue personnel.

Ashkar is also charged with trying to disarm an Officer, resisting arrest along with larceny and shoplifting charges.

One Deputy was transported to the hospital treated and released for minor injuries.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is grateful to the citizens and employees for their assistance in the arrest.

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Basye man charged: attempted aggravated murder of officers

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a suspect in an attempted aggravated murder of law enforcement officers.

Brandon Michael Fauber of Basye Virginia has been arrested and charged with 2 counts of attempted aggravated murder of 2 officers.

The incident began Friday June 24 when deputies arrived at a home in Basye. 

The officers were told by a witness that Fauber was barricaded inside the home with a weapon.

Fauber did fire one shot at 2 deputies missing both.

Attempts to talk Fauber out eventually worked and he was taken into custody without further incident.

Fauber will now face charges in Shenandoah County General District Court on July 15.

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FCSO arrest a murder suspect

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) announced the arrest of  Michael Antonio Hill.

Hill is being charged with murder in the second degree in the murder of Rufus Holland.

The investigation began June 21 with a health and welfare check at Holland’s Kernstown home.

After arrival authorities found what appeared to be blood at the door and gained entry.

Further investigation determined  that Holland was the victim of a homicide.

It was determined by authorities that Hill and Holland knew one another.

Further investigation identified Hill as a person of interest.

Authorities determined that there was no ongoing threat to the general public.

Hill was located and arrested in Winchester without incident around 9 p.m. June 22.

At last report Hill was being held in the Northwestern Regional Detention Facility.

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Staunton Police Department arrest a murder suspect

A Staunton Police Department news release confirms the arrest of a murder suspect.

Staunton Police arrested 23 year old Christopher Hoover of Staunton on charges of murder in the second degree.

Hoover was apprehended yesterday June 20 for the June 18 murder of a two year old child.

Hoover is being held without bond at the Middle River Regional Jail.

The investigation into the murder is ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to call the Staunton Police Department.

Call the department at 540-332-3842 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-322-2017.

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