PCSO recover human remains in Page County

The Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) reports the recovery of human remains.

Authorities in Page County continue to investigate the disappearance of resident Joshua Dee Bradford.

New information in that case has led to the discovery of the human remains in the Page County area on May 6.

Those remains have been taken to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification and determination of cause of death before the identification can be confirmed.

Bradford was last seen getting into a blue sedan back in September of 2022.

The initial investigation led to Marcus Lee Lewis being a person of interest in Bradford’s disappearance.

Lewis left Page County after being approached by law enforcement and was later arrested in Las Vegas.

Lewis was arrested on a felony charge of resisting a public officer with a dangerous weapon and a misdemeanor charge of walking along a highway.

Reno authorities reported the apprehension of Lewis back in December of 2022.

A warrant was issued in Page County charging Lewis with Murder in the second degree, and  Willfully, intentionally, and physically defiling a dead human body.

Lewis is also charged with transporting, concealing, or altering a dead body.

All those charges are felonies.

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Page County Couple sentenced for fraud

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Page County Sheriff’s Office reports that Allen and Sabrina Knott of Page County have been convicted on 47 counts of construction fraud.

The couple were owners of Knott’s Roofing.

The pair have also been convicted of obtaining money on false pretenses.

Each person received a total of 141 years incarceration with 136 years and 6 months suspended.

This leaves the couple serving 4 years and 6 months in a penitentiary.

Upon release the couple will be facing 5 years supervised probation.

The pair have also been ordered to pay almost $127,000 in restitution to Page County Victims.

Allen Knott has been ordered by the court to not engage in contracting once released.

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PCSO reports the arrest of a person possessing child pornography

The Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) reports receiving a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

The tip indicted that imagines or videos that contain child pornography were either downloaded or uploaded by someone in Page County. 

Further investigation revealed the identity of the residence through the Internet Parodical address.

After a search warrant was secured a physical address search was conducted on September 28.

David C. Smith of Stanley was arrested after being found in possession of such materials and is being held without bond currently.

In 2019 Smith was convicted for similar offenses and is currently on probation.

This would be a subsequent charge of possession of child pornography for Smith.

Smith is registered with Virginia State Police as a sex offender.

The PCSO is a member of the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Anyone with any information regarding the solicitation of or exploitation of minors should contact the PCSO at 540-743-6571.

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PCSO make an arrest in abduction case after chase

The Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) report being notified that two children were missing and possibly abducted September 8.

During the investigation it was discovered that a court order had already awarded custody of the children to the father.

Authorities worked the notification as a missing persons case after learning of the possible custody dispute.

Virginia State Police (VSP) were then notified, and an Amber Alert was issued for the two children and abductor.

Information came back to authorities that the suspect’s vehicle was spotted in Rappahannock County and possibly heading back to Page County.

Page County Deputies dis spot the vehicle on Route 211 east of Luray and attempted a stop.

The suspect refused to stop and in the process ran into and struck two Sheriff’s Office vehicles and continued down 211.

Once at the intersection of Cave Hill and 211 the driver struck a third Sheriff’s vehicle and stopped.

Francesca Yolanda Long of Luray was taken into custody and charged with 2 counts of child endangerment, felony eluding and assault on Law Enforcement.

The 41-year-old Luray woman also faces 2 counts of abduction one count of disobeying a court order and felony property damage with additional charges pending.

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Body cameras are on the way to Page County

Page County Sheriff Chad Cubbage announced that the Sheriff’s Office has been working on securing funding for body worn camera systems.

Before any law enforcement agency in Virginia can purchase or deploy body-worn cameras, they must first establish and adopt a written policy for the operation of the systems.

In addition to identifying the best practices which are consistent with Virginia’s laws and regulations, law enforcement agencies must also make the policy available for review by the public prior to its adoption and implementation.

PCSO has drafted a policy based on the Department of Criminal Justice Services Model Policy.

The policy covers the following: use of body worn cameras generally, equipment, officer responsibility, supervisor responsibility, privacy and restricted use, access, and video retention.

The policy is available for public review Monday through Friday 8 am – 4 pm until August 1st at the Page County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Building.

The policy will go into effect barring any disputes on August 2nd, 2023.

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PCSO Deputies make major arrest after a traffic stop

Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) reports that Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Jan. 9 in the 2700 block of Farmview Road in Stanley.

As the stop progressed the driver of the vehicle 46-year-old David Stroupe fled the scene after it was discovered that he was wanted in West Virginia.

The passenger of the vehicle 52-year-old Daniel Day also attempted escape.

Both men were apprehended by Deputies with little effort and are being held without bond currently.

Further investigation revealed that the vehicle contained approximately 109 grams of what appears to be Methamphetamine.

Both men face several charges including possession of and intent to distribute narcotics  charges along with several vehicle and road violations.

Stroupe is also currently awaiting extradition to West Virginia.

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Page County Authorities seek a missing person

According to a Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) report Joshua Dee Bradford has been missing since Sept. 3.

Bradford is a white male with brown eyes and shaved head and was last seen getting into a vehicle in Luray and never returned.

Bradford is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds.

He has the tattoos Ace and Jack on his neck, Haley on his shoulder and Josh across his back.

Anyone with any information on Bradford’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Page County Sheriff’s Office.

If you have information please contact Deputy Knowles at 1-540-743-6571.

Click here for pictures of Bradford and the vehicle he was seen entering.

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PCSO investigate abandon vehicles left in the river

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The Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced that they are investigating an abandon vehicle and tractor left in the Shenandoah River.

Sheriff Chad Cubbage has called in the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Page County Emergency Management to assist in the investigation and removal of the items.

The team worked together to remove the vehicles with as little impact as possible to the river’s environment.

The vehicles were both found in the river near Shenandoah Virginia Sun. Sept. 11 afternoon.

Authorities are currently looking into any criminal activity the two vehicles may have been involved in.

Anyone with any information should contact the PCSO at 1-540-743-6571.

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VFW scam in Page County

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The Page County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents, especially small business owners, about a scam involving individuals pretending to represent the local VFW Comer-Jones Post 621 in Luray.

The scam is attempting to lure local businesses into buying advertising for a community calendar through an email and by phone.

They are not affiliated with the the VFW and have contacted people in the area and outside the state.

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One dead, one injured in Page County shooting

Page County Authorities report investigating a shooting from Thursday July 21 that left one man dead and another person with life threatening injuries.

Officers responded to a call about a shooting and when arriving on scene at Buzzard View Place, they encountered Jay Scott Campbell, 53, dead from multiple gunshots in his truck.

A second victim with multiple gun shots was found near Wildwood Lane. They were airlifted to a nearby trauma center.

The 47 year old suspect, Scott Simandl, was arrested on scene without incident.

He is held without bond on charges of first degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, and using a firearm to commit a felony.

If you have information on this incident please contact Inv. Nathan Baugher or Capt. Tim Lansberry at the Page County Sheriff’s Office.

Call the Page County Sheriff’s Office at 540-743-7810.

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