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Lynchburg police arrest man they say fired shots into the air on Valentine’s Day

The 47-year-old now faces 6 charges

Kevin Nailor
Kevin Nailor (Blue Ridge Regional Jail)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Police arrested a Lynchburg man after receiving multiple reports of someone firing shots into the air on Valentine’s Day night.

Just before 11 p.m., police learned that a man was shooting a gun into the air near a Ford SUV in the 900 block of Pierce Street, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.

Officers responded and about three blocks away, at the intersection of Piece Street and 12th Street found the SUV.

Police arrested the driver, 47-year-old Kevin Nailor, of Lynchburg, and charged him with the following crimes:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless handling of a firearm
  • Discharging a firearm within city limits
  • Two counts of possession of a Schedule I/II substance
  • Possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule I/II substance

Police said that no one was hurt and there were no reports of property damage as a result of the gunfire.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Officer Price at 434-455-6060 x639 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

About the Author:

Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.