Page County traffic stop leads to child endangerment charges

Deputies of the Page County Sheriff’s Office report a traffic stop on February 28th in the area of General Drive in Luray.

The driver of the vehicle was Kevin McCoy, 44, and his passengers included Sharon Williams, 30, and three small children.

A picture of McCoy is found here.

A picture of Williams is found here.

Deputies were notified that Williams had an outstanding Capias from Montgomery County, Virginia.

She was placed under arrest and after a search, officers found 18 grams of Methamphetamine, 6 suspected Oxycodone pills, a Smith and Wesson 22 Compact Handgun and a KEL-TEC 22 Mag Handgun.

Williams was charged for the possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a concealed firearm without a permit and with drugs, and  three counts of Child Endangerment.

McCoy was charged with Possession of a concealed firearm by a convicted felon and a fraudulent inspection sticker.

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Police chase ends in Frederick County

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A police chase began in Berkeley County where officers pursued a vehicle on 81 south under suspicion of a DUI.

The vehicle, listed as stolen in Jefferson County, then entered Frederick County before taking exit 323 and continuing south.

Officers deployed a successful spike strip at Welltown Road.

Then the suspect, Matthew Kerlin, 31, led the officers on a brief foot chase.

Kerlin claimed to have swallowed methamphetamines during the pursuit and showed signs of overdosing when EMS arrived at the location.

He was then taken to Winchester Medical Center for treatment.

Kerlin will face charges including possession of drugs and a stolen vehicle, felony eluding, and driving suspended.

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NVRDGTF arrest a PA. in the valley for drugs

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The Northwestern Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force (NVRDGTF) have arrested 33 year old Christopher Shane Gonder of Waynesboro PA.

Gonder has been accused of being a leader in a methamphetamine trafficking organization.

The organization has been accused of operating in Frederick and Warren Counties.

Gonder was setup by police in an undercover sting operation and attempted to flee arrest.

After a pursuit from Warren County to Toms Brook Gorden’s vehicle became disabled.

Authorities searched Gonder’s vehicle finding over $9,000 in illicit drugs and over $3,000 cash.

A subsequent search of a storage unit Gonder rented in Maryland reviled roughly a half a pound of methamphetamine worth about $6,000 and $10,000 in cash.

Numerous charges have been filed against Gonder with more expected against he and his co-conspirators.

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