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Courts and Crime

  • Forest convenience store robbed

    At 10:05 p.m. Monday night, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from the Quik-E Food Mart in Forest reporting a robbery.

    According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, the caller stated that a black male with black framed glasses, carrying a gray sweater and wearing jeans and a black T-shirt entered the store. He threatened the clerk and demanded money. After getting the money, the suspect left on foot and ran towards Graves Mill Road behind the store, the BCSO report stated.

  • Shooting leads to charges being filed

        A shooting that occurred at a Huddleston residence Wednesday night has led to a number of charges being filed.
        According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, at 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Bedford County dispatchers received a call from Jody Roach of  Roach Town Road, Huddleston, stating that she had fired a gun through her door at two subjects standing outside of her residence.

  • BCSO: Shooting leads to charges being filed

    A shooting that occurred at a Huddleston residence Wednesday night has led to a number of charges being filed.

    According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, at 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Bedford County dispatchers received a call from Jody Roach of Roach Town Road Huddleston, stating that she had fired a gun through her door at two subjects standing outside of her residence.

  • Jones convicted for 'upskirt videos' of 16-year-old girl

        A former church youth director pleaded guilty, Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court, to taking what Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Wes Nance termed “upskirt videos” of a 16-year-old.

  • BCSO warns against scam

        Over the past several days, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has received calls from several citizens reporting that they have received messages on their answering machines from a health alert company.
        According to the Sheriff's Office, the recording sounds like a real person claiming that either “someone has purchased a health alert system for you” or “you qualify for a free health alert.” The recorded message then advises to press #1 to talk to a sales person or press #5 to decline.

  • Former LHS aide sentenced

        Though sentencing guidelines called for no jail time, a former teacher’s aide at Liberty High School received a 90-day active sentence on an indecent liberties conviction related to charges filed last September.
        Michael Dean Robertson, 42, received a five-year sentence for his conviction—with all but the 90 days suspended—following a no contest plea to the charge entered in February. He was sentenced last Friday, with the judge stating that any crime of this type against a child demanded active jail time.

  • Thaxton man sentenced on child porn charges

        A Thaxton man pleaded guilty to 11 counts of possessing child pornography, following a tip authorities received from the parents of a boy who were in some of the photos the man had.
        Police arrested Joshua Earl Grimstead, 23, on Dec. 28 of last year following a case investigated by the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

  • NC man faces 10 years in prison on child solicitation charges

        William Alan Brothers, 51, of Moyock, N.C., pleaded no contest last month to two charges of child solicitation, stemming from charges gathered last November through the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

  • Thaxton man accused of burning down his mother's house

        A Bedford man with a history of charges relating to setting fires has been charged with starting a blaze that destroyed his mother’s home Monday.
        Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators have changed Darrell Bruce Orange, 53, with arson of a residence at 1071 Murray Hollow Road in Thaxton. He lived in the residence with his mother. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond.

  • Store owner gets suspended sentence

    A local pizza store owner, charged with failing to pay local restaurant taxes, has been found guilty on one count of misdemeanor failing to pay food and beverage taxes to the city of Bedford.