Two arrested after Amherst County authorities seize more than $1.5K fentanyl, stolen gun
Two people were arrested after authorities seized more than $1,500 worth of fentanyl, a stolen gun, meth, and suspected counterfeit pills during a narcotics investigation, according to the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office.
Man charged in counterfeit $63K+ bill spree across 28 different Walmart locations, including Amherst County
A man has been arrested after allegedly using counterfeit bills to take more than $63,000 worth of merchandise from 28 different Walmarts along the East Coast, according to the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office.
Father killed by son in Amherst County shooting, sheriff says
AMHERST COUNTY, Va. - Sheriff E. W. Viar confirms to 10 News that the suspect and victim in Tuesday's deadly shooting are father and son. Chis Austin, 47, is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of his father, 83-year-old John Austin. UPDATE (8:52 p.m. Oct. 1, 2019)Authorities say John Austin of Madison Heights is the victim of Tuesday's homicide in Amherst County. He is charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Shortly after 3 p.m., the Amherst County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of gunshots in the 100 block of Riverview Road in Madison Heights.
Drivers asked to find alternate route after hydraulic fluid spills on Rt. 130 in Amherst County
AMHERST COUNTY, Va. - Drivers have been asked to find an alternate route after hydraulic fluid spilled onto Route 130, according to the Amherst County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say the spill happened on Route 130 between Horseshoe Bend Road and Younger Drive. There is no time estimate for how long cleanup will take. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
18-year-old charged with killing 92-year-old Amherst County woman
AMHERST COUNTY, Va. - The Amherst County Sheriff's Office has arrested the 18-year-old man it says shot and killed a 92-year-old woman and also shot her 74-year-old daughter. Early Wednesday morning, authorities arrested Justin Jay Sales, charging him with first-degree murder, malicious wounding and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. During the two weeks since the shooting, investigators, along with members of the ATF, Virginia State Police and the Campell County Sheriff's Office have worked to identify and arrest Sales. We don't have these kinds of things in Amherst County," said Sheriff E.W. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
One more arrested in Operation Ice Breaker
AMHERST COUNTY, Va. – The Amherst County Sheriff's Office announced another arrest as a result of Operation Ice Breaker. Granville Willard Smith IV, 34, of Amherst, is charged with distribution of a Schedule I or II controlled substance. He was taken into custody in Nelson County and was released on bond. The operation is looking to tackle the methamphetamine problem in the region, according to Sheriff E.W.