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Courts and Crime

  • Man charged with abduction found not guilty by reason of insanity

    The Forest man accused of attempting to abduct a 13-year-old boy last September pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to that and other charges during a hearing held July 7 in Bedford County Circuit Court.
        Michael Anthony Wood Jr, 49, has already been held in custody for 10 months, pending trial and will remain in jail until a spot opens up in a psychiatric facility, according to Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz.

  • Top Gun graduate sentenced to 50 years in prison on child porn charges

    Investigators first linked the naval officer and Top Gun graduate to a 14-year-old girl from Bedford County who sent him a topless selfie – only to be threatened with public humiliation if she refused more explicit instructions.

        Then, federal agents said, they tied Lt. Daniel Chase Harris to eight other girls across the country and in Japan who experienced similar horrors.
        But Harris’ case didn’t end there. While awaiting trial, he used a false name to draft a letter claiming he had been framed.

  • Bedford man arrested for sexual assault

    By Tom Wilmoth
    Editor
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        A registered sex offender has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman outside of the Dollar General on Blue Ridge Avenue in Bedford.

  • Lawsuit moved to federal court

        A lawsuit,  alleging that racism motivated the school board to close Body Camp Elementary School rather than Moneta Elementary, has been moved to federal court.
        A hearing was originally scheduled in Bedford County Circuit Court, last Friday afternoon, but the decision to move it to federal court was made prior to the hearing.

  • Couple charged with 2014 Sonic robbery

        Weeks after the robbery of the Sonic in Forest in February 2014, Matthew Kukulski and Caitlin N. Williamson, boyfriend/girlfriend, became persons of interest in the robbery.
        In August 2014, Bedford County Sheriff’s Investigator Steve Smith traveled to Florida where Kukulski was serving time in jail. While in Florida, Smith interviewed both Kuklski and Williamson.

  • Thaxton man arrested for armed robbery

        Monday afternoon,  at 5:54 p.m., Bedford County 911 dispatch received a call from a female on Triggs Road, Bedford, stating that she had been robbed by a male subject holding a large “butcher” knife to her stomach and demanding “all of her money.”

        The victim gave the subject the contents of her wallet. After pushing the victim into a chair in the living room he exited the house by the back door, but not before cutting the phone lines so that a call could not be placed.

  • Three arrested on child abuse charges

    At 9:50 p.m. Monday evening, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call reporting a possible child abuse on Mt. Airy Road, Lynch Station. A Bedford County sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the location. After arriving on the scene and investigating the complaint Bedford County Social Services Child Protection investigators were contacted and made aware of the complaint.

  • Lawsuit claims racial bias

        A lawsuit filed against the Bedford County School Board, and Dr Douglas Schuch in his capacity as superintendent of schools, alleges that the decision to close Body Camp Elementary School, rather than Moneta Elementary School, was based on racial bias.

  • Sheriff: Drug bust helped keep heroin out of county

        Last week’s heroin bust, which amounted to 2,800 hits of the drug, helped keep the drug from gaining a stronghold in the county, according to Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown.
        Late Sunday, June 7 and early into Monday morning, members of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Vice Unit and investigators from DEA, Virginia State Police, Roanoke Police Department  and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (“HIDTA”) Task Force  made the bust, arresting 54-year-old Jesse Ray Little of Huddleston.

  • Woman allegedly kicks out window of BCSO vehicle

        On Saturday afternoon, May 30,  a Bedford County Sheriff’s deputy was transporting a female to the Bedford Adult Detention Center, when she kicked the back door window glass out of his patrol vehicle, according to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
        The female, Kristin N. Forbes, 26, had been arrested at the Smith Mountain Lake State Park by a Smith Mountain Lake State Park officer for public intoxication. The arresting officer requested a police vehicle with a cage to transport her.