Police Bring Robbery Suspect Back to Waynesboro

Brandon Jarrod Walker, 24, was caught in North Carolina last week after police responded to a domestic disturbance involving the suspect and his mother. Police discovered a warrant from Waynesboro Circuit Court for his failure to appear for trial.

Waynesboro officers traveled to North Carolina Friday night and brought Walker back to the city Saturday morning, according to the release from WPD. It’s not clear if Walker is being held in Waynesboro or at another facility.

Walker is accused in the June 9, 2015, robbery at gunpoint of two men at a room at the Royal Inn at 2112 West Main St., Waynesboro, the release says.

Both Walker and Michael David Keys Jr. were arrested in the case. Walker was charged with breaking and entering, two charges of armed robbery and two charges of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Keys faced a robbery charge and two lesser charges.

The cases against both men were presented to a grand jury and both were scheduled for trial. Walker’s was set for this past December but he failed to appear. He had been on the “Waynesboro Wanted 10” list since that time, the release says.

Keys pleaded guilty to the two lesser charges against him and was sentenced in March of this year to 5 years in prison, with all but six months suspended.

It’s not known if Walker will face fugitive or any other charges related to his disappearance in December or if he was charged in North Carolina in connection with the domestic disturbance police responded to last week.

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Bob Stuart may be reached at 540-932-3562 or bstuart@newsvirginian


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Richmond Man Killed Outside Nightclub

A 44-year-old Richmond man was killed in the parking lot of a nightclub on Nine Mile Road this morning.

Police said Michael A. Minor, of the 4900 block of Goddin Circle, was found unconscious and not breathing in the parking lot of the Black Tie Social Club at 2825 Nine Mile Road.

Police said he appeared to have been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives believe robbery was the motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Edward Aeschlimann at (804) 646-3351 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Manassas Homicide

Man Fatally Stabbed in Manassas,13th Homicide of The Year


A man was fatally wounded and a woman seriously injured in a stabbing in the Manassas area Saturday morning, police said.

Police were called to the 7400 block of Willoughby Lane at 8:35 a.m. Saturday to investigate a double stabbing, Prince William police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Perok said in a news release.

When police arrived, they located two victims, a man and a woman, suffering from stab wounds in the parking lot.

The man later died from his injuries, police said. The woman is being treated at an area hospital with serious injuries.

The suspect, an acquaintance of the woman, was located in the area and was also injured, police said.

The suspect is in police custody and is being treated for his injuries, police said.

“The incident was isolated to the parties involved and there is no threat to the public,” Perok said in the news release.

Police will release more information about the identity of the victims when their next of kin is notified and will release information about the suspect once formal charges are filed against him, Perok said in the news release.

This is Prince William County’s 13th homicide of the year.

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Greene County

Man Taken to Hospital After Accidental Shooting in Greene County


A 20-year-old man was transported to the hospital Thursday night after an accidental shooting in Greene County.

Pegasus landed on Route 29 in Ruckersville shortly after 5 p.m. to transport the victim.

Police say the man accidentally shot himself with a 22 caliber gun at his house on nearby Carpenter’s Mill Road.

The man is currently in serious condition.

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Guns and Hoses Charity Event in Augusta


In Augusta County, deputies and firefighters are gearing up to shot some hoops for charity.

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office has challenged the Augusta County Fire Department to a game of basketball in the first annual Guns and Hoses event.

Event organizer Deputy Janell Hammersberg says the two departments already give each other a hard time, so they decided to take it to the courts and raise money for a couple of organizations.

“Augusta County Sheriff’s Office has chosen the Valley Children’s Advocacy Center because they do so much work for us and they need all the money they can get to keep interviewing our children that are victims of sexual abuse,” said Hammersberg. “The firefighters have chosen Camp Light to get them up and running.”

Guns and Hoses is scheduled for Saturday, July 30, at the Stuart’s Draft High School at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for ages 10 and up.

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Woodbridge Teens Charged in Robberies

A 16-year-old Woodbridge boy has been charged with two robberies and a shooting in Dale City.

Officers responded to the 13400 block of Princedale Drive in Dale City around 1:50 p.m. July 26 to investigate reports of a shooting, Prince William police spokesman Nathan Probus said in a news release.

Police arrived and located four victims, a 14-year-old Woodbridge boy, a 21-year-old Woodbridge man, a 22-year-old Woodbridge man and a 23-year-old Florida woman.

Police learned that the victims had arranged to sell drugs to three other people in that area, police said in the news release.

“During the encounter, one of the subjects brandished a handgun and demanded the narcotics,” Probus said in the news release.

When the suspects refused to give him the narcotics, the suspect took a cell phone from one of the victims, police said.

“As the suspect was walking away, he fired at the vehicle occupied by the victims,” Probus said in the news release.

The shots struck the vehicle and a nearby house in the 5200 block of Miles Court. The house was occupied, but no injuries were reported, police said. One of the victims in the vehicle had minor injuries from debris, police said.

The suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle.

Police investigated and identified the suspect as a 16-year-old Woodbridge boy.

Detectives located the teen later that evening and he attempted to flee, but was quickly taken into custody and a firearm was recovered, police said.

The teen was also wanted in connection with a robbery in the 4000 block of Prince William Parkway on Feb. 19.

In that incident, an 18-year-old man told police that he was walking when two men approached him, stole his cell phone and money and ran away.

The 16-year-old suspect was charged with robbery for the Feb. 19 incident, and with robbery, shooting into an occupied vehicle, two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, one count of possession of a stolen firearm and one count of resisting arrest for the July 26 incident.

He is being held at the juvenile detention center.

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Police Arrest 2nd Man in Connection to Stabbing in Staunton

Staunton police say a second man has been arrested in connection to a stabbing. The stabbing happened late Sunday night at the Fast Lane gas station on Greenville Avenue.

Frank Lambert, 52, was arrested around 3 p.m. Wednesday in the city of Waynesboro.

Lambert faces a charge of felony malicious wounding.

Troy Johnson, Jr. of Staunton was arrested earlier this week and also faces felony malicious wounding charges.

Johnson is being held without bond.

The victim was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center with serious injuries.

Press Release from the Waynesboro Police Department: 

On July 27, 2016 at approximately 3:00 pm, Waynesboro Police Department arrested Frank R. Lambert Jr., 52 of Waynesboro in connection with the stabbing incident that occurred on July 24, 2016 in the city of Staunton.

Lambert was charged with felony Malicious Wounding.

If you have further questions, please call Officer Jennifer Stevens at 540-332-3852

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Updated: Two Bodies Discovered in Fairfax Station House Fire

Police are investigating a possible murder-suicide after firefighters battling a house fire Wednesday morning in the Fairfax Station area discovered two bodies inside the home, police said in a news release.

Crews were called to the 12100 block of Fairfax Hunt Road around 11 a.m. Wednesday for the report of a house fire.

“During fire suppression efforts, firefighters discovered two bodies in the home and summoned the Fairfax County Police Department to assist with a death investigation,” the release said.

In a second news release Thursday morning, police said detectives are “currently investigating this as a possible murder-suicide.”

Police said an an adult male and a female toddler were found dead in the home.

“Further details are being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin,” police said in the news release.

The medical examiner’s office will perform autopsies and will determine the cause and manner of the deaths, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting Crime Solvers or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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Stafford Uber

Stafford: Uber Driver Atttacked by Teen

Stafford County, Va-

On his third day as an Uber driver, a 65-year-old man was beaten and choked by his teen fare in the England Run neighborhood at 7:30 p.m. July 20, Stafford County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman M.C. Morris Moncure said.

The driver suffered injuries to his neck and lower left leg that required medical care.

Uber told the driver that his client was to be taken from Lyons Boulevard to a McDonalds on Warrenton Road.

Once inside the vehicle, Morris Moncure said, the passenger redirected the driver from the original destination, purportedly to get something from his residence. When they arrived at a secluded cul-de-sac on June Court, the teen began hitting the driver in the head with a solar light fixture. During the attack, Morris Moncure said, the car kept slowly moving, striking several mailboxes along the street.

Detectives from the sheriff’s office and Uber identified a 16 year old suspect and Detective B. L. Surles obtained juvenile petitions on July 21. Later that day the teen was apprehended on Shasta Place in England Run. He was charged with malicious wounding, strangulation, abduction and attempted robbery.

He is being held at the Juvenile Detention Facility.

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Augusta County John Shover

Deputies in Augusta Respond to Man Holding People at Gunpoint

Augusta County Va-

A Staunton man is behind bars accused of holding a man and woman at gunpoint.

John David Shover, 45, was arrested early Monday morning along the 700 block of Chestnut Ridge Road.

Augusta County sheriff’s deputies say Shover fired off some shots before they got there but once they arrived, he peacefully surrendered.

Shover is charged with abduction, shooting in an occupied dwelling, and three other related firearm charges.

He is currently being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bond.

Press Release from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office: 

On Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 11:14 p.m. the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 700 block of Chestnut Ridge Road for a male that had discharged a firearm inside a residence. The male with the firearm was identified as 45 year old, John David Shover.

Deputies were able to determine that Shover held a male and female against their will at gunpoint in his residence.  Prior to the arrival of the deputies, Shover fired his weapon numerous times.

Once deputies were on location, the Sheriff’s SWAT and Negotiations Teams were called out and began the process of reasoning with Shover in an attempt to get him to surrender peacefully.  SWAT operators took Shover into custody without incident around 03:30 am on Monday, July 25th.  Shover was charged with abduction, possession of a firearm by a felon, shooting in an occupied dwelling, brandishing a firearm, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Shover showed no aggression towards law enforcement, and no further shots were fired after the arrival of law enforcement.

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