Front Royal business man arrested for battery

Used by permission by the Culpeper Police Department

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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Winchester resident is convicted of drug distribution

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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