New Deputies Will Soon Patrol Franklin County

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

IMG 0255Recently, four Franklin County Sheriff's Office deputies graduated the 25th Entry Level Law Enforcement Session at the Piedmont Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy. The men were hired many months ago, but were on very limited duty until they graduated the state mandated academy. Each will now go through a time of field training at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and then move out to patrol Franklin County.

Pictured from left to right: Corrections Captain Duane Amos, Major Mike Bowman, Graduate Deputy Dillon Smith, Graduate Deputy Jonathon Scott, Sheriff Bill Overton, Graduate Deputy Grant Wickline, Graduate Deputy Jamie Carr (Carr also won the class physical fitness award), and Patrol Captain Justin Sigmon.


K-9 Helps Deputy Locate Drugs on Wirtz Man During Traffic Stop

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

Brian Allen SmithWIRTZ - A Wirtz man is in jail after investigators found drugs in the truck he was driving during a traffic stop New Year's Day.

According to Captain Phillip Young, a deputy stopped a 1999 beige/gray Chevy S-10 pickup truck for an equiptment violation at 9 p.m. January 1 in the Wirtz community of Franklin County.

The deputy's K-9 partner searched the truck and alerted the deputy to a small plastic bag with a white crystal powder inside of it. A digital scale and needles were also found.

The passenger in the truck, Brian Allen Smith, 31, of Wirtz admitted to owning the drugs and paraphernalia. He was charged with possession of a controlled sustance, a felony.

Smith is being held in the Western Virginia Regional Jail wihtout bond.

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Traffic Stop Leads Deputies to Meth, Heroin on Wanted Man

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

boonesmilldrugarrestBOONES MILL - The Franklin County Sheriff's Department says a traffic stop led them to drugs and to a wanted man from Spencer last Saturday night, December 30 in Boones Mill.

Investigators say a deputy patrolling Virgil Goode Highway (Route 220) notived a red Ford pickup truck driving recklessly just south of Boones Mill shortly after midnight.

After pulling the truck over, the deputy discovered the driver, Lane E. Arnold, 33, of Spencer, VA was wanted out of Henry County on three outstanding warrants. 

When the truck was searched, investigators found a crystalline substance in a plastic bag, another baggie with a brownish powder, needles, digital scales and numerous small baggies.

The cystalline substance tested positive for meth and the brown powder tested positive for heroin. 

Arnold was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute heroin. Arnold was also served on the three outstanding warrants from Henry County.

Arnold's passenger, Jennie Donley, 31, of Martinsville was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. 

Arnold is being held in the Franklin County jail without bond. Donley is currently being held without bond in the Western Virginia Regional Jail.

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