Courts and Crime

  • Evington man gets 3 years for 31 convictions

        A 25-year-old Evington man, who pleaded guilty to multiple felony and misdemeanor counts associated with thefts from vehicles and the subsequent use of stolen credit cards, will spend three years in prison for his convictions.

  • Colgan's Facebook postings

        Kevin Colgan’s alleged posts to his Facebook page played a role in law enforcement’s increased interest in his activity, leading up to his arrest for hiring a hit man to kill his wife. The following posts—arranged from the most recent to some older posts—were being monitored by law enforcement.

    June 18
        “So if  you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?”
        Evil. In the form of my ex wife.

  • Former Bedford man faces charge of soliciting undercover officer to kill his estranged wife

        A former Bedford resident, charged with attempting to hire someone he thought was a hit man  to murder his wife, had been under surveillance for months prior to his arrest.

  • Man arrested for soliciting someone to murder his wife

    A former Bedford man has been charged with hiring someone to murder his wife.

    Kevin Colgan, 61, who now lives in Roanoke was arrested Thursday after an investigation in which Colgan allegedly attempted to hire an undercover officer to murder Sara Colgan, who lives in the 5700 block of E. Lynchburg Salem Turnpike.

  • 50 years: Jailhouse calls lead to longer sentence

        Charles Wesley Olmstead just couldn’t help himself.
        And it cost him—it cost him a lot.
        Facing up to 50 years on computer solicitation charges, Olmstead, 39, made calls for phone sex to two different minor age girls—from jail.

  • Robbery suspect sought

    An armed man robbed the Spirit Market in Bedford Monday night and police continue to look for the suspect.

  • Motorcyclist fled deputies in Campbell Co.; wrecked in Bedford

    Robert Morgan, 36, of Forest, was taken into custody by a Campbell County deputy, late Monday afternoon, after his motorcycle hit a tree in the Sonic parking lot on Independence Boulevard in Bedford.

        According to Lt. Todd Foreman, of the Bedford Town Police Department, a Campbell County deputy had been pursuing a man on a motorcycle, but broke off pursuit. Shortly after, Bedford County deputies in an unmarked car spotted a man on a motorcycle, near Wal-Mart, who matched the description of the person the Campbell County deputy had been chasing.

  • Thieves targeting storage units

    >Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators are investigating numerous burglaries of storage units that have occurred since January 2014.

    Suspect(s) are gaining entry into a single unit and are then able to access adjoining units. After gaining entrance, suspect(s) are stealing various items (jewelry, silverware, dinnerware, etc.). Storage units located in Moneta, Thaxton, New London and Forest have all been victimized.

  • Harris case goes to federal court

        A US Naval pilot, stationed at Oceana Naval Air Station, in the Virginia Beach area, had a court date in Bedford County Tuesday.

        His charges here were dropped, on a motion filed in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court by Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, because the case is now being pursued through the federal court system.

  • Thaxton man to serve 8 years on child porn charges

        A Thaxton man will spend eight years in prison, following a contested sentencing hearing last week in Bedford County Circuit Court.

        Judge James Updike sentenced David Wayne Seabolt, 58, to 18 years in prison, with 10 years suspended on his10 felony convictions of possessing, 1st count and 10 felony convictions, subsequent offense.