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Courts and Crime

  • One year sentence handed down in shooting

        Michael Thomas Loboschefski will spend a year behind bars for his role in an altercation, last summer, that resulted in the death of a young woman.

        The shooting occurred at Loboschefski’s residence on Johnson Mountain Road on Aug. 11, 2011. Joshua Hughes, 28, and Audrey Michelle Bryan, 25, were hit by shots fired from a .22 caliber rifle by Loboschefski. Bryan died from her wound.

  • Man enters plea in shooting

        One year to the day after being shot in their own yard on Haven Heights Road just outside Bedford, 62-year-old Glenn Caldwell and his son, 36-year-old Michael Caldwell, sat in court as their attacker was found guilty for inflicting their wounds.

        And after the guilty verdict was pronounced, Glenn Caldwell picked up the cane he is now forced to use and walked out of the courtroom with his son and other members of his family. The wounds remain for both of them.

  • Plattus back in court on charge

        Though dismissed in General District Court, the embezzlement charge against the former director of Bedford Main Street Inc. is back in court.

        A multi-jurisdictional grand jury issued a direct indictment on the charge against 46-year-old Daniel A. Plattus on Aug. 3. Plattus was in Circuit Court Tuesday on an attorney advisement. Judge James Updike appointed Mark Arthur to represent Plattus on the charge. Arthur had also represented Plattus in General District Court on the same charge.

  • Arrest made in May theft at Taco Bell; BCSO seeks second suspect

        One suspect in a May theft at the Taco Bell in Forest is in custody, another is being sought.

        The robbery occurred when a masked male carrying a handgun entered through the drive-through window on May 23. Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call a little after 11 p.m. that Wednesday night from the Taco Bell, 14867 Forest Road in Forest, reporting an attempted armed robbery.

  • Ware's bond modified

        The former Bedford County Board of Supervisors member, charged with embezzlement and money laundering, will be allowed to travel out of state as part of his bond agreement that was modified at a hearing last week.

  • Judge dismisses Soering's lawsuit

    By Michael Sluss
    Landmark News Service

        RICHMOND — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by convicted murderer Jens Soering, who had challenged Gov. Bob McDonnell's authority to rescind consent for Soering to be transferred from a Virginia prison to his native Germany.
        Soering, the son of a German diplomat, is serving two life sentences for his role in the 1985 murders of his girlfriend's parents, Derek and Nancy Haysom, in Bedford County.

  • Two plead guilty in area break-in cases

    By Tyler Flynn
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Two Huddleston residents pleaded guilty in Bedford County Circuit Court Tuesday to their involvement in a series of local break-ins last year.

  • Vandals strike historic congregation

    Margarita Williams was the first to arrive at Mount Rock Baptist Church, in Goode, Sunday morning, to open it for Sunday morning worship. She noticed the widows were broken. It quickly became obvious that somebody had broken into the church and vandalized it.

    Williams did not go inside, as she had no way of knowing if the vandal, or vandals, were still there. After a few phone calls, she waited in her car until a sheriff’s deputy arrived.

  • Vandals strike historic congregation

    Margarita Williams was the first to arrive at Mount Rock Baptist Church, in Goode, Sunday morning, to open it for Sunday morning worship. She noticed the widows were broken. It quickly became obvious that somebody had broken into the church and vandalized it.

  • Lynch sentenced for possession of child porn

    Kevin Mark Lynch, 43, will spend two years of active jail time for possession of child pornography. Lynch was sentenced, Tuesday, in Bedford County Circuit Court.
        Last month he pleaded guilty to 15 counts of possession of child pornography. He received a 10-year sentence, with eight years suspended.
        Lynch had worked professionally, counseling long-term substance abusers and Defense Attorney John Bradley presented character witnesses, one of whom testified to how Lynch’s work helped her turn her life around.