Subjects arrested for malicious wounding

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Another suspect still being sought

On Thursday, March 7 Bedford County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to 1164 East Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike for a fight in progress call.


When they arrived, deputies found a man with a laceration to the face. The subject, identified as Carson Elkins, 45 of Bedford, described that an altercation had ensued between him and another subject, identified as Sherwood Blake, 45 of Bedford, over Blake throwing a rock at the Elkins’s vehicle.

According to the report, Elkins proceeded to confront the suspect and a physical altercation ensued. Elkins claimed he was hit by a rock and a bat; Blake claims he was stuck with a wooden ax handle.

Both subjects were treated and released at Bedford Memorial Hospital. Deputies obtained warrants for both subjects who were taken into custody and transported to the Bedford Blue Ridge Jail Authority where they were being held without bond Friday morning.

Warrants are still outstanding for a third subject, Calvin Blake.

Sherwood Blake has been charged with one count of malicious wounding, one count of throwing missiles at a vehicle and one count of property damage.

Carson Elkins has been charged with one count of malicious wounding.

Warrants for Calvin Blake are outstanding.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Calvin Blake is asked to contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.