Former police chief in Giles County charged with rape, abduction

Kevin Buckland served as chief of Rick Creek Police Department

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

GILES COUNTY, Va. - A former police chief in Giles County now faces charges of rape and abduction.

Kevin Buckland, 46, was arrested Monday, according to Virginia State Police.

The alleged rape happened June 11, while the reported abduction happened Aug. 16, according to online court records.

Police say both incidents involved the same woman.

He was arraigned Tuesday on the charges, according to online court records.

Buckland served as Rich Creek's police chief for the town's one-man police force from 2003 until 2006, when he was fired.

When that happened, Buckland told 10 News the town council asked him to resign, but he refused.

Buckland is currently at the New River Valley Regional Jail.

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