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State Police Investigating Fatal Accident in Bedford Co.

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

BEDFORD CO. - Virginia State Police E. L. Holiday is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 10:30 p.m. November 23, 2017 on Route 842 three tenths of a mile south of Route 616 in Bedford County.

A 2000 Toyota 4Runner was traveling on Route 842, when it crossed the center line and ran off the left side of the roadway, down an embankment and struck several trees.

The Toyota was driven by Adam Bruce Kendall, 30, of Axton, Va. Mr. Kendall was not wearing his seatbelt and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

There were two passengers in the vehicle. Eric C. Gerner, 30, of Roanoke, Va. Mr. Gerner was wearing his seatbelt and was transported to a nearby hospital for injuries received in the crash. Daniel K. Yardley, 39, of Roanoke, Va. was not wearing his seatbelt and died at the
scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept. Investigating Homicide Following Crash

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

  • On November 22, 2017 at 8:21 PM the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received an initial call of a vehicle crash at 400 Old Franklin Turnpike involving three vehicles.  Suspect John Robert Eames exited his crashed vehicle and brandished a firearm at a vehicle stopped in traffic.   Eames got into the passenger seat of that vehicle and the vehicle left headed East.  At 8:36 PM the Emergency Communications Center received a call to Arrington Park Cir. in the Glade Hill section of the county where a male had a gun and was threatening to kill a female.  Eames reportedly discharged a firearm into a residence and shot at another nearby residence.  As Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and were approaching on foot, Eames shot himself in the head.  Eames was transported to the hospital and is currently in stable condition.  It was later determined that the victim Eames had abducted from the traffic crash was released without injury. Based on further investigation, deputies responded to Dillard Lane in Rocky Mount for a well being check on Dillard Nolen.  Nolen was located deceased, from a gunshot wound, at that location.   This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Investigations Sgt. Nolen at 540-483-6662.

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Sheriff's Office Cuts Trees for Charity

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

best roupshotOperation Christmas Tree 2017 entered Phase 2 on Saturday, November 18th by cutting over 170 pre-purchased Fraser Fir trees. Proceeds from this charity will help over 30 Franklin County families with meals, clothing and gifts during Christmas. The next phase will  be 11/25/17 when the buyers will come and pick up their tree.