Crime Report

Cab Ends Up In Garden

A resident on U.S. 11 north of Lexington contacted 911 after a taxi drove through her yard and parked in her garden on Thursday, Oct. 24. The male driver was unresponsive upon police arrival but woke up for EMS.

Chief Deputy Tony Mc-Faddin, who responded to the incident with Lt. Steve Funk-houser, said it was apparent the incident occurred as a result of a medical issue the driver experienced.

The driver was found to be an employee of a Fairfax cab company. He was reportedly “not cooperative” in transport to the emergency room, but was ultimately treated at Carillion Stonewall Jackson Hospital. The taxi was transported to the Sheriff’s Office, where the cab company arranged to pick up the vehicle.

Domestic Incident

Results In Injury

Rockbridge deputies were advised the evening of Oct. 27 of a domestic incident on Colen Hollow Road involving a stabbing. John R. Higgins, 34, of Natural Bridge Station, allegedly smacked Tammy E. Bryant, 38, also of Natural Bridge Station, at which point she “stabbed him in the arm.” It was reported Higgins left after the incident in his vehicle “drinking and driving.”

Higgins was located at Weeping Willow Circle with a “pretty deep cut” on his right arm. He was transported to Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital for treatment.

Bryant was taken into custody and charged with felony malicious wounding as a result of the incident.

Earlier in the week, Rock-bridge deputies were alerted to a “domestic type situation” on Weeping Willow Circle involving Higgins.

Land Dispute

Ends In Charges

Lee Roy Camden, 56, of Lexington, was charged with possession of a firearm by convicted felon after allegedly pulling a gun on a family member on Crescent Lane the afternoon of Oct. 26.

The family member advised deputies Camden followed him into the woods and threatened to shoot. The dispute, deputies were told, was “over land” and a court order was in place. After the situation calmed, Camden was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm as well as misdemeanor charges of brandishing a firearm and reckless handling of a firearm.

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In other recent crime news, Brandon C. Brown, 29, of Lexington, was arrested after an incident of trespassing on Mount Atlas Road on Oct.

26. Brown was charged with felony monument damage greater than $1,000, as well as assault and trespassing after gaining unlawful entry to a property the evening of Oct.


David E. Patterson Jr., 23, of Lexington, was charged by the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office with two counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle on Oct. 22.

Marcus A. Cooper, 23, of Lexington, was charged by the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office with possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance on Oct. 25.

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