Staunton Police Department arrest a murder suspect

A Staunton Police Department news release confirms the arrest of a murder suspect.

Staunton Police arrested 23 year old Christopher Hoover of Staunton on charges of murder in the second degree.

Hoover was apprehended yesterday June 20 for the June 18 murder of a two year old child.

Hoover is being held without bond at the Middle River Regional Jail.

The investigation into the murder is ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to call the Staunton Police Department.

Call the department at 540-332-3842 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-322-2017.

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Staunton Police charge 15 with online solicitation of a minor

A press release from the Staunton Police Department reports a task force investigation of online solicitation of minors have resulted in the arrest of 15 men.

Those arrested include Carroll Lucas of New Market charged with two counts of online solicitation and one count of indecent liberties of a minor under 15.

Roy Woodward of Shenandoah has been arrested on three counts of online solicitations of a minor under 15 and one count of indecent liberties.

Matthew French of Warrenton is charged with 5 counts of online solicitation and one count of attempted indecent liberties of a minor under 15.

The news release from Public Information Officer Sergeant Edward Butch Shifflet also reports the arrest of the following men.

Roger Trainer of Harrisonburg Virginia along with Alexi Correa-Jimenez of Rockingham Virginia.

Ethan Shifflett and Joseph Boyne both of Stauntan Virginia.

Damon Hern and David Campos-Nolazco both of Waynesboro Virginia are also facing charges.

Louis Packett of Warsaw and William Ellwanger of Salem are facing charges in the investigation as well.

Matthew Descalarre of Charlottesville also faces charges.

Isaac Eye and Robert Hinkle of Fort Seybert and Fisher West Virginia respectively are facing charges along with Wesley Penley of Morgnton North Carolina.

The Staunton Police Department is a member Agency of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

For help in keeping children safe online click here more information is available here as well.

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