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Courts and Crime

  • First degree murder trial begins

        The first of a group of men charged in the murder of Lynchburg teenager Raymond Wood on March 27, 2017 went on trial in Circuit Court Tuesday.

  • Sunday night incident leaves two dead

     

         At 11 p.m. Sunday night Travis Howell called 911 and said that Timothy Howell, his father, had broken into his home on East Lois Court in Bedford County.

  • Charges against two men advance to grand jury

        Charges against a Roanoke man accused of computer solicitation of a minor under the age of 15 years old were certified to the November grand jury in action Wednesday in Bedford General District Court.
        Matt Stanley Perry, 42, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on three counts of computer solicitation of a minor and one count of indecent liberties, while having several other charges dropped during Wednesday’s hearing before Judge Randy Krantz.

  • Child porn charges go to Nov. grand jury

        On March 29, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Vinton Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Dewey Edward Brown III on East Augusta Avenue    in Vinton.                

  • Man gets bond on computer solicitation charge

        A Charlottesville man, charged with indecent liberties with a child and computer solicitation, has been released on bond following a hearing in General District Court last Wednesday.
        Eric Wayne Goolsby was released on $35,000 secured bond.

  • Charges certified

        A Lynchburg man, charged with running into a barrier at the Sheetz gas station while fleeing from police, had two charges certified Wednesday to the next Bedford County grand jury, following a preliminary hearing in General District Court.

  • Bedford man reported missing

     

  • BCSO warns of scam

        Over the last couple days, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has received a large number of calls from the public reporting they had received a threatening call for a person who claims they are with the IRS.
        The imposter threatens that if they don’t pay their unpaid taxes or return their call, law enforcement will get involved. This is a scam, the Sheriff’s Office warns.

  • Unusual and horrendous crime

        Lisandro Antonio Posada-Vasquez, 25, pleaded guilty in Bedford County Circuit Court Tuesday morning to murdering a Lynchburg teen in Bedford County.

        Posada-Vasquez is one of five defendants who have been arrested for the March 2017 murder of Raymond Wood.
        Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance described the killing as an “unusual and horrendous crime for Bedford County.”

  • BCSO arrests River Oak murder suspects

        All four of the suspects of a Sept. 7 shooting have been arrested by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
        On Friday, Sept. 7, Bedford County 911 received a call from 1034 River Oak Dr. at 11:44 p.m. by a male subject stating that his roommate had been shot.
        According to a report from the BCSO, a Bedford County deputy arrived on scene at 11:50 p.m. and found a male subject in the floor with multiple gunshots to his body. Deputies started CPR until Rescue arrived and took over.