Escaped inmate surrenders, taken into custody last week
Shaun W. Gwin MONTEREY — After two and half days on the run through the woods, escaped prisoner Shaun W. Gwin turned himself in to Highland County Sheriff’s Office on Sept 22. Gwin, 34, was being transported on the morning of Sept. 20 from a court appearance in Monterey to Middle River Regional Jail intherecorderonline.com
Inmate in Highland’s custody escapes, manhunt under way
Shaun Gwin MONTEREY — Highland County Sheriff’s Office and other police agencies were still searching for an escaped inmate as of Wednesday morning. Shaun W. Gwin, 34, was being transported Tuesday from a court appearance in Monterey to Middle River Regional Jail in Augusta County. Highland Deputy Robby Vandevander was driving Gwin and William Kincaid,therecorderonline.com
Virginia Business Owner Charged with $1.5 Million Employment Tax Fraud
A federal grand jury in Roanoke, Virginia, returned an indictment on Thursday charging a Virginia man with employment tax fraud. As executive vice president, Moore allegedly directed the company’s day-to-day management and was responsible for paying employment taxes to the IRS that Nexus withheld from its employees’ wages. Moore is charged with 10 counts of willfully failing to pay employment taxes. His initial court appearance is scheduled for a later date before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Hoppe of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S.justice.gov
Brent Tyler Wilke
RALEIGH, N.C. — Brent Tyler Wilke, 30, departed this earth on Jan. 11, 2021 in Raleigh. He was born Feb. 13, 1990, and raised in Augusta County, Va., graduating from Wilson Memorial High School in 2008. He then completed training in auto mechanics and engine building at NASCAR Technical Institute in North Carolina. Despite a father having served in the Army National Guard, a grandfather in the Army and several uncles in the Navy and Air Force, Tyler became the first in the family to join t...therecorderonline.com
Virginia authorities seize more than $150,000 worth of drugs, 15 guns in joint operation
Authorities seized 15 guns, about 3.25 pounds of meth with an approximate street value of $147,000, and one pound of marijuana, with an approximate street value of $4,000. They also seized marijuana edibles and illegal prescription drugs. Authorities seized 15 guns, about 3.25 pounds of meth with an approximate street value of $147,000, and one pound of marijuana, with an approximate street value of $4,000. They also seized marijuana edibles and illegal prescription drugs, according to Virginia State Police. • James Paterson, 46, of Lyndhurst, is charged with possession with intent to distribute Schedule II methamphetamine and possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule II drug.
Virginia sees 3,860 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 262,730 statewide
RICHMOND, Va. – As of December 8, Virginia is now reporting 262,730 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March. [Where are Virginia’s coronavirus cases? The latest from the health department]Tuesday’s total of 262,730 cases marks an increase from Monday’s total of 258,870 cases. of Health reports there have been 4,074,402 total testing encounters. The health department started using this metric on May 1.
Authorities find body inside car of missing Nelson County woman
NELSON COUNTY, Va. – UPDATE - Dec. 7 at 3:39 p.m.A missing Nelson County woman is likely dead, according to authorities. We had hoped for a different outcome in this investigation for the family and the community,” said Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith in a news release. Anyone with information related to Koogler’s disappearance is still asked to contact Investigator Reid with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding a missing 56-year-old woman who they considered to be endangered. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office has been working with the Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office.
Timothy Timmy William Wales
STAUNTON Timothy Timmy William Wales, 51, of Staunton, and formerly West Augusta, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born Jan. 28, 1969 in Augusta County, a son of June Grimm Davis of Staunton and the late Samuel Smythe Wales Jr. He had worked as an electrician, but more importantly, was a life-long logger, who loved logging for no other reason than being in the woods. He loved to be outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, mushroom hunt...therecorderonline.com
List of Second Amendment sanctuaries in Virginia and where it’s being discussed
ROANOKE, Va. – As more and more counties vote to become Second Amendment sanctuaries, we’ve compiled a list to help you keep track. 10 News talked with a Constitutional law professor to learn more about what it means to become a Second Amendment sanctuary. To read the bills related to weapons, including guns, that will be discussed during Virginia’s 2020 legislative session, click here. Counties/Cities Adopted:Accomack County - Adopted on Dec. 18. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
8-year-old boy found in Pulaski County after mother didn’t realize he wasn’t in car on I-81 trip, police say
PULASKI COUNTY, Va. – A missing 8-year-old boy was found in Pulaski County on Sunday after his mother reported him missing earlier that day. The woman also apparently told police that it wasn’t until she reached Exit 24 in Washington County that she realized her son wasn’t in the car with her. She couldn’t describe where she used the restroom, according to Virginia State Police. Police immediately began an extensive search and notified other law enforcement agencies in the area from Augusta County to Washington County. At 7:05 p.m., the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office notified state police that the boy had been found and that he was safe.
Deadly flesh-eating disease almost causes Augusta County woman to lose leg
A 28-year-old woman in Augusta County almost lost her leg to the disease. "It was like someone had taken a blow torch and was burning my legs," said Thompson. Salena Thompson was diagnosed with fecrotizing fasciitis, commonly known as a flesh-eating disease. Thompson isn't sure how she got it but she needed five surgeries to remove all of the bacteria. A man in Alabama is in intensive care from the disease two days after kayaking on the Tennessee River.