FCSO apprehend subject thanks to tips from the public

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) announced the apprehension of  Curtis Marcell Dokes of Brown Lane Clear Brook.

Dokes is facing multiple charges including felony eluding, reckless driving and red light violations.

The public quickly responded to request for information and helped lead to the arrest.

Dokes was first observed riding his motorcycle in a reckless manner in the Crossover Boulevard Front Royal Pike area.

Dokes led authorities on a high speed chase down Interstate 81 continuing  in a reckless manner.

Witnesses have indicated that Dokes has done this repeatedly and FCSO thanks the public for their quick response to inquiries that led to the subjects arrest.

Dokes is currently in being held in custody.

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Front Royal business man arrested for battery

An email from Public Information Officer J. C. Cole of the Culpeper Police Department confirms the investigation of a Front Royal man.

On March 3 at 9:40 a.m. the Culpeper County Emergency center received a third party report about a sexual assault that had occurred earlier.

Upon investigation it was revealed that a group reported the complaint while visiting the Culpeper Downtown Carnival on February 26.

Over the course of the day an associate traveling with the purported adult female victim was inappropriately being touched several times without her consent or permission.

The battery stopped when other adults intervened.

Alcohol may have been a factor in the incident.

As a result of the investigation the Culpeper Police Department has charged 50 year old Front Royal business man William Huck with one count of misdemeanor sexual battery.

Huck was arrested on April 1 by Warren County Sheriff’s Office and then released on bond.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact Julia Cole of the Culpeper Police Department.

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Page County Deputies make an arrest after a chase

A Page County Sheriff’s Office social media post announced the arrest of Jerry Lee Campbell.

Page County Deputies responded to reports of cars being vandalized near Deerfield Estates.

The suspect failed to stop for the deputy and was pursued until he crashed on Stonyman Road.

After a short foot pursuit the chase ended with the arrest of 32 year old Jerry Lee Campbell the second.

Campbell faces 5 charges including Driving Under the Influence, Eluding, Driving Suspended, Petty Larceny x 2, and Tampering with a Vehicle x 2.

Campbell is being held without bond with further court proceedings pending.

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SCSO make an arrest in the theft of two truck

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A social post from the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) shows an arrest has been made in the theft of two trucks.

Brandon L. Showman has been arrested and charged with two counts of Felony Larceny.

Showman was found in possession of a reported stolen Ford F 250 and is implicated in the theft of a silver Dodge Ram 1500 as well.

Authorities continue to search for the Dodge Ram truck.

Anyone with information on that truck is asked to call the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 459-6100.

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Authorities investigate the shooting of 4 people in Frederick County

A news release from the Virginia State Police (VSP) Public Relations Director Corinne N. Geller states that the investigation of an incident in which four were shot in Frederick County is on going.

Four victims were transported to Winchester Medical Center with non life threatening wounds from a shooting at the Clearbrook rest stop on Interstate 81 mile maker 320 yesterday Dec. 26.

Cesar Avila and a female were getting into a domestic dispute at the rest stop according to the release.

Three men stepped in to try to prevent the altercation from becoming physical when Avila shot them and the female.

Avila fled the scene and three of the four shot were transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment.

One of the male victims suffered more serious but non life threatening injuries and flown to INOVA Hospital in Fairfax.

Avila was tracked to Airport Road in Winchester where he was found in his car suffering from an apparent shelf inflected wound.

Avila was transported to the Winchester Medical Center where he succumbed to his injury.

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Luray resident faces 5 years for cyberstalking an army recruiter

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An email from the United States Attorney’s Office of Western District of Virginia reports that Braxton Louis Danley has pleaded guilty to cyberstalking.

The 26 year old Luray resident pleaded guilty to cyberstalking and harassing a Harrisonburg army recruiter.

Danley pleaded guilty to cyberstalking after he failed his army entrance exam in Harrisonburg.

The repeated harassment by phone and email went on for five months often with foul language and sometimes threatening.

Finally the recruiter obtained a No Trespassing notice and eventually a state of Preliminary Order of Protection (PPO) against Danley.

After continued harassment Danley was arrested for violation of the state PPO and was sentenced to 12 months of incarceration.

After his release Danley’s harassment became even more threatening toward the recruiter.

Danley has pleaded guilty and faces sentencing on Feb. 1 and up to five years in prison.

A federal judge will determine the sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Harrisonburg Police Department (HPD) conducted the investigation of the case.

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Authorities arrest a suspect in the shopping cart murders

In a social media post from the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) it was announced that an arrest has been made in the so called shopping cart killer case.

Harrisonburg and Fairfax County authorities have arrested 35 year Anthony Robinson of Washington D.C..

It is believed that Robinson was involved in the deaths of several women found across Virginia including Harrisonburg.

The victims were taken to the location they were found in a shopping cart thus the name shopping cart killer.

Two victims have been identified as Allene Elizabeth Redmon of Harrisonburg and Tonita Lorice Smith of Charlottesville.

Authorities believe Robinson met the victims online and took them to a motel where he killed them then transported them.

Authorities also believe there might be more victims of Robinson’s.

If anyone has any information or knows of missing women who might have been lured by Robinson to call the Fairfax Police Department at (703) 246-7800.

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Suspected Toms Brook arsonist charged with attempted murder

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In a Shenandoah County Fire Marshal Office press release it was announced that an arrest has been made in a Toms Brook fire.

Virginia State Police (VSP) arrested 27 year old Andrew Paul Tupin of Round Hill.

Tupin is charged with three felony counts of arson of an occupied dwelling.

He also faces three counts of attempted first degree murder, three counts of attempted second degree murder and two felony counts of property damage.

Tupin is accused of starting a fire in 2019 to a structure occupied by four individuals one of which was a juvenile.

Three of the tenants were asleep inside the building when the fire began.

The three escaped with the family dog.

No one was hurt in the incident but the structure sustained extensive damage and was demolished and replaced.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Shenandoah County Fire Marshal’s Office in Woodstock at (540) 459-3503.

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WPD seek information on a sex offender

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An email from the Winchester Police Department (WPD) reports a Winchester Grand Jury indicted 55 year old Hylton Matthew Walker.

Walker the former owner of Walker Landscape and Patio resided in the 1300 block of S. Loudoun St. Winchester.

He has been indicted on nine sex related offenses against three female juveniles.

The alleged crimes against the juveniles date back to 2012 with a recent incident occurring in Aug. 2021.

The WPD Criminal investigation Division is concerned that there may be more victims of Walker.

Anyone with information or anyone who may have had inappropriate contact with Walker is asked to call Detective Bansal at (540) 545-4704.

Walker is currently held without bond at the Regional Detention Center.

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Couple charged with espionage appear in court in Martinsburg

The Navy nuclear engineer and his wife charged with espionage made their first appearance in Martinsburg federal court yesterday Oct. 12.

ABC news reports that Jonathan and Diana Toebbe will reappear in the same court Fri. Oct.15 for a detention hearing.

Another preliminary examination hearing is scheduled for Oct. 20 as well.

The Justice Department requested the couple remain detained as they  pose a serious flight risk.

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