SCSO apprehend a Manassas murder suspect

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) reports the apprehension of a Manassas murder suspect at approximately 3 a.m. April 2.

The arrest occurred after the report of a suspicious man being around Stoney Creek Road and Interstate 81 in Edinburg.

Further investigation revealed that the man was traveling in a stolen vehicle out of Prince William County.

After contact with authorities in Prince William County it was discovered that Edward James Jackson Bland was wanted in connection with a double homicide in Manassas.

Prince William County Police confirmed that at 12:45 a.m. April 2 they responded to a carjacking by gunpoint.

The 61-year-old victim of the carjacking was unharmed in the theft.

After the stolen vehicle broke down in Shenandoah County, Jackson Bland arrived at a convenience store near Edinburg and was reported to police for suspicious activity.

Further investigation raised concerns and the need for a welfare check on an apartment complex in Manassas.

On arrival officers discovered 34-year-old Leann Renee Harris and 22-year-old Asia Payne both deceased by gunshots in an apartment.

It was revealed that the victims and Jackson Bland were known to one another.

The 36-year-old Jackson Bland of Manassas is charged with 2 counts of murder out of Prince William County.

Those charges are in addition to Shenandoah County charges that include possession of a stolen vehicle and public intoxication among other charges.

Jackson Bland is currently being held in the Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional jail.

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A fatal accident involving a Front Royal man Prince William Co.

Prince William County Police announced that they are continuing to investigate a fatal accident involving a Front Royal man.

The accident occurred Monday on Lee Highway past Pageland Lane in Gainesville.

The investigation indicates that 57 year old Front Royal resident John Andrew Uber lost control of his 2007 Ford Mustang.

Uber apparently left the roadway running onto the shoulder and over corrected.

The north bound vehicle traveled along the gravel shoulder then returned to the road and crossed into the southbound lanes.

It looks as though the vehicle then left the road a second time striking a tree and caught fire.

Uber was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of his injuries sustained in the accident.

This incident remains under investigation with authorities asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to please contact Prince William County police.

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Stolen Firetruck from Fairfax County is found in Page County

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A number of sources including the Page Valley News are reporting that a firetruck was stolen from Prince William County and recovered in Page County.

The Fairfax County firetruck was in a shop in Prince William County and stolen around 1 a.m. Mon. morning Nov. 8.

The firetruck was found in Luray off of Stoney Brook Rd. less then 12 hours after the theft.

Twenty two year old Nolan Cornell of Spotsylvania County has been charged by Prince William County Police with grand larceny along with felony destruction of property.

Luray Police have also charged Cornell with possession of stolen property.

Luray Police report they went to the location of the truck after receiving calls that it was left in the woods.

Cornell was arrested after he returned to the location and was identified by a witness.

The truck has been returned to Fairfax County while Cornell remains in the Page County jail without bond.

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