Crime Report

Woman Dies

Of Overdose

Two drug overdoses resulted in the death of one individual at the Project Horizon shelter in Lexington on Friday, Oct. 4.

Lexington police received a 911 call Friday evening reporting an individual had collapsed, Chief Sam Roman told The News-Gazette. That individual was transported to Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital for treatment.

According to Roman, police received a second report within the hour of another overdose at Project Horizon. The second individual did not survive the overdose.

“We are waiting on the toxicology report,” Roman said of the substance which contributed to the overdoses. “The Drug Task Force is handling the investigation to hopefully ascertain a source of the drugs and find some culpability.”

Project Horizon Executive Director Judy Castille said she was not able to comment on the incident. The investigation remains ongoing.

Credit Card

Use Leads

To Arrest

A Raphine man was charged with multiple incidents of fraud after using stolen credit cards in several businesses in downtown Lexington last week.

Johnathan S. Wines, 26, was being investigated by Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office at the time of his Oct. 1 arrest for suspicious bank records. Chief Deputy Tony McFaddin told The News-Gazette the sheriff’s office was alerted to Wines’ use of credit cards that were not in his name in Lexington that Tuesday afternoon.

According to McFaddin, Wines stopped into Hess and Co. Jewelers, Hamric and Sheridan Jewelers, and Domino’s Pizza.

Wines was arrested and now faces the following charges: four counts of felony larceny, third or subsequent offense, two counts of identity theft, two counts of credit card larceny, five counts of credit card forgery, credit card fraud, obtaining money by false pretense, possession of a concealed weapon by a felon, possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance. He is due in Lexington/Rockbridge General District Court April 22, 2020.



The following was posted on the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page last Thursday.

“Scammers are again calling Rockbridge county citizens and posing as Rockbridge County Deputies in an attempt to scam you out of money. Today, at least one citizen has reported being scammed out of $1,200.

“A citizen reported that a person claiming to be Captain McFaddin with the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office needed to be paid a $1,200 fine or the citizen was going to be arrested for an outstanding warrant. According to the citizen the scammer actually sounded like the real Captain McFaddin and was very familiar with the area.

“Please do not fall victim to this scam. If the Sheriff’s Office has an outstanding warrant for you we will send the actual Captain McFaddin to give you a ride. He will not accept credit cards, checks, apple cards, iTunes cards, or green dot money cards.

“As always, if in doubt about a caller’s identity, hang up and call 540-463-7328 or stop by the Sheriff’s Office to speak with a real deputy.”

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Rockbridge County deputies served a Buena Vista warrant for the arrest of Kelsey L. Clifton, 26, of Lexington, on Saturday, Oct. 5. Clifton is charged with 24 counts of forging or uttering checks single counts of larceny of checks and grand larceny.

Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office also served an Augusta County warrant for the arrest of Kristofer N. Losh, 45, on five charges of production of child pornography on Oct. 2.

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The Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office made the following additional arrests:

Dustin L. Moore, 26, of Natural Bridge Station, malicious bodily injury, Sept.


Quincy R. Randolph, 30, of Raphine, grand larceny, Sept. 30.

Nicolas D. Harris, 22, of Buena Vista, assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, assault and battery on a corrections officer, Sept. 30.

Baldomero Tenoria Rea, 29, of Glasgow, strangulation, Oct. 1.

Jeffry W. Emore, 35, of Buena Vista, possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance with intent to distribute, third of subsequent offence, Oct. 2.

Marlena Ann Mc-Cullough, 35, of Glasgow, breaking and entering, Oct.


Joshua King, 32, of Buena Vista, strangulation, domestic assault and battery, Oct. 4.

Brandon A. Sprouse, 31, of Stuarts Draft, possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance, Oct.


Roman G. Donald, 31, of Lexington, breaking and entering, Oct. 5.

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