Hedgesville man kills ex-wife outside Urgent Care

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The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call regarding a shooting at the WVU Urgent Care in Spring Mills.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they spotted a female lying unresponsive in the parking lot.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and identified as Jennifer Conley, 49, of Hedgesville.

Deputies obtained a description of the vehicle and suspect, and then relayed that information to law enforcement from around the area.

Shortly after, Martinsburg Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The suspect was identified as the victim’s ex-husband, Dennis Conley, 53, of Hedgesville.

He was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered in his vehicle.

Preliminary investigations have shown that the suspect made threats to his ex-wife over the last few months leading up to the shooting.

Dennis Conley was charged with murder and transported to Eastern Regional Jail where he remains without bond.

Anyone with information on this case should contact Deputy D. Jenkins at 304-267-7000. 

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FCSO lead investigation into multijurisdictional gift card thieves

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Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office issued a be on the lookout for suspects in numerous gift cards thefts.

A Fauquier Sheriff’s Deputy spotted the suspect’s vehicle on James Madison Highway Route 29 and took pursuit.

The vehicle did stop at one point but took off when the Officer approached.

The vehicle sped north on Route 29 reaching speeds of over 120 miles per hour and eventually lost control and crashed in the median.

A passenger was apprehended at the scene but the driver ran on foot into the nearby woods.

Canine and drone units were deployed and eventually located the suspect and he was taken into custody.

After a search of the vehicle numerous gift cards were discovered.

Khiry Tryon Williams and Ltepha Denis Lane both of Tampa Florida are being held in the Fauquier County Detention Center and being held without bond.

Further investigation revealed that the pair have been sought after in multiple jurisdictions on numerous charges.

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Front Royal Police arrest an assault suspect

Front Royal Police have arrested Michael Craig of Massanutten Ave. Front Royal on two counts of malicious wounding.

Two victims allege they were assaulted by Craig on west 11 Street in Front Royal.

The suspect left the scene on foot to be apprehended 2 blocks away.

The victims who were struck multiple times in the face and head were transported to Warren Memorial Hospital for their injuries.

Craig is being held without bond with a Nov. 30 court date.

Anyone with additional information in the case is asked to contact the Front Royal Police department at (540) 636-2208.

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WCSO arrest Winchester fugitive

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) executed 2 search warrants resulting in the arrest of Winchester resident Eric Anthony Capps.

While in Warren County Capps was found to be in possession of a stolen firearm.

A subsequent search reveled over $1600 worth of methamphetamine, approximately $2000 in cash and drug paraphernalia.

Capps is currently held without bond in the Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren regional jail.

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FCSO responds to another barricade situation

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Frederick County Sheriff’s Office responded to a second barricade situation this year.

Michael McGhee got into an argument with a female in a residence on Martinsburg Pike.

McGhee told the woman  that he wanted to kill himself.

The female fled the residence taking the couple’s 6 year old with her.

Calling police she informed them that McGhee  had been drinking had a hunting type rifle and had fired a shot inside the home.

After attempts to talk the subject out failed chemical agents were deployed twice.

McGhee finally surrendered without further incident and is being held in the Adult Detention Center without bond.

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