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Courts and Crime

  • Officials investigate ‘suspicious fire’

        Shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday morning (August 19) the Hardy and Stewartsville-Chamblissburg fire companies were dispatched to a reported brush fire in the 1400 block of Gravel Hill Road, in  the  Hardy area of Bedford County.
        When the first units arrived, they determined that this was actually a structure fire, reporting a single-family dwelling with heavy fire showing. Additional fire, EMS and support units from Bedford and Roanoke counties then responded.

  • Bedford County man faces assault charges

        On Friday evening August 18, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Bedford Magistrate’s Office advising a female was in their office reporting that she had been assaulted.
        A Bedford County Sheriff’s deputy responded and the woman advised that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Brandon Johnson, earlier in the day. She said that Johnson also pointed a shotgun at her and assaulted her with it, according to a report from the BCSO.

  • Man charged with soliciting minor to produce child porn

        On August 1, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for an unknown adult male found inside of a Bedford County residence.

        The male had exited the home prior to arrival of deputies and investigators with the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (SOVA-ICAC), according to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
        The suspect was located by Virginia Conservation Police soon after the call, sitting in a vehicle in a school parking lot.

  • Lynch Station man faces child porn charges

        On August 4 investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (SOVA-ICAC) began investigating a case involving the solicitation of child pornography.

    A 15-year-old child victim living in Bedford County was allegedly solicited online multiple times by a suspect using Facebook Messenger. After multiple search warrants were executed on the electronic service provider, 23-year-old Bobby Matthew Fisher of 2243 Bedford Highway, of his prior convictions.

  • Appeal planned

    By Tom Wilmoth
    Editor
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Daniel Wayne Brown of Bedford plans to appeal his 10-month sentence for assaulting a police officer and obstructing justice, following his sentencing Friday in Bedford County Circuit Court.

  • Lynch Station man charged with soliciting minor to produce child porn

    On August 4, 2017, Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (SOVA-ICAC) began investigating a case involving the solicitation of Child Pornography.

  • Chesapeake man charged with coming to Bedford to solicit a minor to produce child pornography

    On August 1, 2017, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for an unknown adult male found inside of a Bedford County residence. The male had exited the home prior to arrival of Deputies and Investigators with the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (SOVA-ICAC), according to a report from the Bedford Countyo Sheriff's Office.

  • Johnson caught in Florida after being arrested

        Kasey Wayne Johnson is no longer on the run.
        Johnson, who escaped the custody of the Bedford Police Department Aug. 2, was arrested last Saturday in Florida.
         Johnson, a 6’1 160 lb. white male born in 1997 and resident of the town of Bedford, was taken into custody in Bay County, Florida.  When he was taken into custody he was charged with a larceny in Florida and held on fugitive charges from Virginia.

  • BCSO issues scam alert

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls from citizens reporting suspicious telephone calls they had received.
        The callers advise that they had received calls from numbers showing County of Bedford, Commonwealth Attorney, Social Services and other public service departments on their caller ID. After answering the phone the person uses several different scam stories attempting to obtain their personal information.

  • Talking toilets

        Toilets at Liberty High School’s (LHS) new baseball field were a major part of a presentation on the Liberty Middle School construction project.
        The project includes building a competition gym for the high school and the new gym is displacing the high school’s baseball field. A new high school baseball field is being built on a portion of the land purchased for the middle school.