A second arrest in the Touch of Texas shooting

A second arrest has been made in the fatal shooting at a Touch of Texas in Bunker Hill West Virginia.

The arrest stems from the initial 911 call from the Winchester Avenue establishment around 2:30 a.m. May 6.

The Journal reports 20 year old Lorenzo Valle of Stephens City has also been arrested.

Valle faces a felony charge of a person prohibited from carrying firearms and a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Authorities found Valle moving back and forth from vehicle to vehicle in the parking lot the night of the shooting.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputies searched the vehicle to find a 9 millimeter Glock handgun and a bag of what is believed to be cocaine.

Authorities have already arrested 18 year old Dyreek Harris of Winchester. 

Harris was arrested for his involvement in the dispute that initiated the 911 call.

Harris faces four counts of wanton endangerment with a firearm.

The victim of the shooting was Diata Johnson of Winchester who accompanied Harris.

Authorities have arrested the suspected shooter in the incident but have not released their identity as it is an ongoing investigation.

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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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Strasburg Police investigate an assault and robbery

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Strasburg Police are investigating an assault and robbery at the Strasburg Visitor’ s Center.

An email from Strasburg Police Chief Wayne Sager confirms that an assault and robbery occurred at the Visitor’s Center at 33229 Old Valley Pike Mon. May 9 around 4:30 p.m..

Strasburg Police arrived shortly after the report but not before the suspect fled in an unknown direction.

A female employee with the Town of Strasburg was assaulted by the suspect and was treated at the scene.

The employee was able to give a description of her assailant.

She described him as a white male 5 feet 7 or 8 inches tall.

He was wearing a gray shirt and pants with combed back gray hair.

He was believed to be in his late 50’s or early 60’s.

Strasburg Police believe it was an isolated incident with no further threat to the community according to the email. 

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Detective Chris Nixon at (540) 465-5230.

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WPD arrest murder suspect

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Winchester Police Department (WPD) confirm in an email the arrest of a murder suspect.

Officer have arrested and charged 32 Jessie Nathaniel Simms with second degree murder as a result of the investigation into the death of 37 year old Nathaniel Jones of Winchester.

At 1:30 the morning of May 6 authorities responded to reports of a fight in the Henry Avenue area.

As officers approached they were advised by dispatch that 911 calls indicated a male had been shot.

Jones was found and pronounced dead at the scene.

A search warrant was obtained for Simms’ residence on Henry Avenue where a handgun was found.

Simms and the victim were acquaintances and this is believed to be an isolated incident.

Simms is being held in the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center without bond.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the WPD as the investigation continues.

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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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Winchester resident is convicted of drug distribution

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In a news release from the United States Department of Justice it was announced that Robert Lockhart has been convicted.

The Winchester resident was convicted by a federal jury for conspiring with others to distribute 100 grams of heroin or more.

Some of the drugs have been linked to causing serious bodily injury.

The Northwestern Virginia Drug and Gang Task Force (NVDGTF) conducted the investigation that led to the arrest of several individuals including the 33 year old Lockhart.

Evidence that was presented indicated that Lockhart was connected to a drug pipeline between Maryland and Front Royal.

The Front Royal team of the NVDGTF was able to identify more than 30 overdoses that could be connected to the Front Royal Maryland pipeline.

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High speed chase starts in W.VA. and ends in Frederick County

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A high speed chase hitting speeds of up to 90 mph started in West Virginia and ended in Frederick County.

Timothy Barth was witnessed by an off duty police officer almost colliding with a school bus.

The officer followed Barth down Rt. 340 into Clarke County where Clarke County authorities took pursuit.

Barth fled onto Rt. 7 into Frederick County reaching speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.

Police had to use spike strips twice to slow the vehicle.

It was reported that Barth smelled of alcohol with slurred speech.

Barth who has a Pennsylvania address admitted that he had been drinking at Hollywood Casino.

Barth has been charged with eluding police along with his fourth subsequent offense of driving under the influence within ten years along with driving with a revoked license and refusing a field test.

The offender is being held without bond for a Dec. 14 court date and reportedly told authorities he didn’t want to stop because he wanted to get home.

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Front Royal Police arrest an assault suspect

Front Royal Police have arrested Michael Craig of Massanutten Ave. Front Royal on two counts of malicious wounding.

Two victims allege they were assaulted by Craig on west 11 Street in Front Royal.

The suspect left the scene on foot to be apprehended 2 blocks away.

The victims who were struck multiple times in the face and head were transported to Warren Memorial Hospital for their injuries.

Craig is being held without bond with a Nov. 30 court date.

Anyone with additional information in the case is asked to contact the Front Royal Police department at (540) 636-2208.

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NVRDGTF arrest 83 on narcotics charges

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A collaborative law enforcement effort called Operation Valley Venue 9 produced 83 charges and over $130,000 in illegal drugs confiscated in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

The three day operation enabled the arrest of individuals for illegal narcotics in the City of Winchester, Clarke, Frederick, Warren, Shenandoah and Page Counties.

The Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force netted 73 felony charges, 8 probation violations and 2 misdemeanor charges.

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Linden resident faces multiple charges

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Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) arrested Shawn Michael West age 58 of Linden on a number of charges.

West was apprehended near Winchester Road and Route 66 after a high risk traffic stop by Front Royal Police.

West is accused of firing shots in the Red Robin Lane area of Linden then fleeing the scene.

With his arrest West has been charged with a single count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, reckless handing of firearm and transporting a firearm in violation of a protection order.

No one was injured in the incident with West scheduled for court Aug. 18.

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