FCSO Deputy is injured in an Interstate 81 mishap

Virginia State Police (VSP) report by email an injury to a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) Deputy.

In the morning of May 3 at approximately 5:45 a Kenworth dump truck traveling on Interstate 81 north struck the Route 646 overpass at mile marker 292.

Before the strike the driver of the truck Gaylon R. Miller of Toms Brook accidently engaged the dump bed.

As it rose the dump bed struck the underside of the overpass and was detached from the rest of the truck.

The dump bed fell back onto an approaching Frederick County Sheriff Ford Explorer cruiser driven by a deputy.

The unidentified Sheriff’s Deputy was left with minor injuries and was transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment.

The front end of the cruiser sustained considerable damage and was left inoperable.

The 71-year-old driver of the dump truck was uninjured in the incident.

FC Sheriff Millholland confirmed that the deputy is recovering and out of the hospital with a new ride.

Miller was wearing his seatbelt and has been charged with reckless driving.

VSP continue to investigate the incident.

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Shenandoah County couple arrested on abuse charges

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) report the arrest of 2 on abuse charges.

On April 25 the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

An online account traced to the Mount Jackson area indicated the discussion of sexual abuse of children and sharing of images.

The trace led to a residence in the 300 block of Lutz Hollow Road and a search warrant was obtained.

Gregory Allen Brill and Natasha Dawn Lavinia Bentley were identified as the suspects and were taken into custody April 29.

The 42-year-old Brill is charged with one count of use of a communications system for the purpose of procuring or promoting the use of a minor in lascivious acts.

Brill was maintaining a custodial or supervisory relationship of a stepchild under the age of 15.

The 42-year-old Bentley is facing 2 counts of carnally knowing an animal.

Both are currently being held at the Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional jail without bond.

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SCSO recover a male body near Mt. Jackson

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Shenandoah County Sheriff Office (SCSO) reports that Deputies began the search for Benjamin Tucker Mace after he was reported missing on April 3.

Mace was last seen in the Mount Jackson area around 10:45 a.m. on the third.

The 34-year-old Mace was believed to be traveling in a 2012 Subaru Impreza.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. April 4 the unoccupied vehicle was found in Shenandoah County Southeast of Mont Jackson.

Shortly after the vehicle was found deputies discovered the body of a deceased male in that area.

The body has been transported to the State Medical Examiner to determine cause of death and positively identify the induvial.

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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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SCSO arrest 2 in Woodstock Grand Larceny

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) reports the investigation of a breaking and entering incident in the 90 block of Meghan’s Run Road in Woodstock.

The investigation led to the issuing of search warrants for two properties in Shenandoah County.

One warrant was executed in the 600 block of Kestrel Court of Woodstock another warrant was to search a storage unit.

These searches resulted in the recovery of several of the stolen items including a handgun, figurines, and crystal wear.

The items that were stolen from the Meghan’s Run locations were valued at approximately $20,000.

Investigators identified and arrested Jamie Noel and Timothy McDonald of Woodstock as the suspects in the thefts.

Both are currently being held in the Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail without bond.

Both are currently charged with Breaking and Entering and Grand Larceny in the ongoing investigation.

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SCSO reports potentially dangerous man has been apprehended

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Shenandoah County Emergency Communications Center reports receiving information from out of state Law Enforcement that a man of interest could be traveling through Virginia.

Details from the caller indicated that the man could have been suffering a mental health crisis.

Some of the information contained details related to possible school violence.

The information from the caller did not mention any specific school or person in the call.

The out of state law enforcers believed the man may be headed to or driving through Virginia.

Shenandoah County law enforcement and other Virginia agencies began the search for Ronald S. Johnson.

Johnson is a 55-year-old man from Athens Alabama and was later found in Prince William County and detained.

His welfare was checked, and he was found to be no threat to anyone at this time.

The information relayed to law enforcement came from Johnson’s employer.

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SCPS and SCSO partner for vaping and drug initiative

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Shenandoah County Public Schools and Sheriff’s Office are partnering up to help inform students and parents about the dangers of vaping and drugs according to a recent announcement.

The school district and sheriff’s office will also review their current Memorandum of Understanding to ensure clear collaboration protocols are in place if a student overdoses.

The announcement also highlighted Governor Youngkin’s executive order in November that requires schools to notify parents within 24 hours of a school-connected overdose.

Both organizations released a Public Service Announcement along with the updates which focused on the dangers of Fentanyl and brought up the recent arrest in Shenandoah County of an individual with 3,500 fentanyl pills and the discovery of fentanyl in a student’s vehicle by a security officer earlier this school year.

A link to the full PSA is available here.

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SCSO provides an update on the possession of fentanyl by a child

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Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy Carter provided an update regarding the fentanyl pill discovered in the possession of a child.

The single pill was discovered in a vehicle at one of the Shenandoah County Public Schools.

SCSO and the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force have worked cases since the incident which have led to the arrest of an individual believed to be the suspect in this case.

Dylan Christopher Whitmoyer, 23, has been charged with one conut of distribution of a schedule I or II drug and conspiracy to distribute a schedule I or II drug.

He was arrested in Prince William County.

Shenandoah County investigators seized over 3,500 pressed fentanyl pills, a glock 9 handgun and over $12,000 cash.

Whitmoyer was taken to the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center.

He was held on a secured bond of $5,000.

The case is still under investigation.

Sheriff Carter believes the investigation will lead to additional charges.

Sheriff Carter also wants to remind parents that these pills were planned to be distributed in the community and to have a discussion with your child about the legality and devastation of these drugs.

A link to the full video announcement is available here.

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News Maker Sheriff Tim Carter on Fentanyl concerns

Recently the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) reported a case of a student in possession of Fentanyl.

As we try to do at least once a month we check in with Shenandoah County Sheriff Tim Carter in our news makers and that situation was on his mind.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Sheriff Carter addressed the situation with this particular case but more importantly what can be done to help protect students in the future.

He talks of how parents need to get involved with their children to help them understand the dangerous of Fentanyl and other situations.

Sheriff Carter also offers some reference materials for parents to check out before they have what for some can be a difficult discussion.

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SCSO collects simple school supplies for students in need

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Personnel report that they are collecting back to school supplies.

Officers will be at the Woodstock Walmart August 5 and August 6 starting at 9 each morning.

The collections will benefit hundreds of students and their families in need of simple school supplies.

The collection are a part of the Sheriff’s Office annual back to school backpack program which this year will offer supplies to better than 600 students in need.

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