'No known threats' made after student brings gun to school in Nelson County
NELSON COUNTY, Va. - A local student brought a gun to school on Friday, but authorities say there was no threat made to other students or staff. Nelson County High School administrators and the school resource officer recovered the gun, and the student was "remanded to law enforcement," according to the Nelson County Sheriff's Office. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Local cities, counties create rain plans for trunk-or-treats, other Halloween events
Roanoke County will not be rescheduling Halloween door-to-door trick-or-treating, as localities do not have control over when trick-or-treating happens. Roanoke County officials say that neighborhoods, apartment complexes or homeowners associations may choose to set times for festivities, but trick-or-treating in Roanoke County is generally the evening of Oct. 31.
Man turns himself in after fleeing police on motorcycle in Nelson County
NELSON COUNTY, Va. - A man turned himself into the Nelson County Sheriff's Office on Monday after he fled police on a motorcycle and on foot. Authorities arrested Granville Smith IV, 37, of Faber, for felony eluding and operating a motorcycle without a license. A deputy noticed a man driving a motorcycle recklessly on Route 29 near Route 6 (River Road) around noon Sunday, according to the Sheriff's Office. When the deputy attempted to stop the driver, the driver fled along Route 6 onto Route 151. Other officers responded to the chase, but couldn't find the man after searching the area, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Man rams into officer's car while fleeing a police stop
NELSON COUNTY, Va. - According to the Nelson County Sheriff's Office, two people have been arrested for drug distribution and attempted murder of an officer. A deputy attempted to stop a car driving in an erratic manner on River Road in Nelson County at 5:25 Saturday morning and the car began to flee. The impact of the collision caused airbag deployment in both vehicles and caused Massie to flee on foot. The passenger in the vehicle, Elizabeth Hensley, 30, of Roanoke, was then taken into custody. Massie and Hensley have both been transported to Albermarle Regional Jail.