Roanoke Man Arrested for Home Invasion, Robbery in Rocky Mount

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

homeinvasionROCKY MOUNT - A Roanoke man has been arrested and charged with robbery following a home invasion in Rocky Mount November 29, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators say they responded to a call of a home invasion at 4:43 p.m. Nov. 29 at 25 Ronnies Lane in Rocky Mount. The victims told investigators a man had entered the home armed with a handgun, then forced an elderly man into a bathroom. The suspect took a safe with money and jewelry and fled, investigators say.

The sheriff's department executed a seach warrant along with the Roanoke City Police for a home on Ferdinand Avenue and arrested Dustin Lewis Moseley, 23. 

The investigation into the robbery continues. 


UPDATE: Man Found Dead After Fire Died of Smoke Inhalation

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

fire-line-with-engineUPDATE: The victim has been identified through the Virginia Medical Examiner's Office as Charles Edward Hodges IV, 34 years of age. The cause of death was determined to be smoke inhalation.


WIRTZ - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found and recovered after a structure fire Monday.

Firefighters responded to calls of a single story fire in the 300 Block of Crafts Ford Court in Wirtz around 8:30 a.m. Investigators say the initial information they were given was they someone may have been inside the home at the time of the fire.

Crews found the building fully involved with heavy flames and smoke. 

The fire was put out by 9:30 a.m and the body was recovered at 12:25 p.m., investigators say. The victim's identity is being withheld until medicial examiners can determine a cause of death and confirm the identity. 

Fire departments from Scruggs, Burnt Chimney, Glade Hill, Smith Mountain Lake Marine and F.C. Public Safety responded to the fire along with the Sheriff's Department. 

F.C. Public Safety is leading the investigation into the cause and orgin of the fire while the Sheriff's Department investigates the death of the victim.


YMCA to Host Family Bingo Night Fundraiser Dec. 8

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

ymca1ROCKY MOUNT - The Franklin County Family YMCA will be hosting a family Bingo night at its Rocky Mount location, to raise funds for all programs that benefit the community. Cash prizes will be awarded throughout the event.

The event will be held on December 8th, from 6:30- 9:30 PM. A total of 20 games will be played with a total payout of $2,500. Tickets are being sold in advance for $20 each at the YMCA. Each ticket includes chances for each game played throughout the night.

“It’s important for the YMCA to host fundraising events in order to support its mission of strengthening the community. So, the focus of this event is to create a fun family atmosphere and raise funds for the YMCA’s mission,” says Kameron Kitts Aquatics Director at the YMCA.

The bingo fundraiser is part of an effort by the aquatics team to raise money to help pay for upcoming operating costs and pool equipment upgrades. The YMCA aquatics facility is home to the YMCA Riptide swim team, the FCHS swim team, the YMCA’s 2nd grade swim program, senior water exercise, community swim lessons and much more.