Sheriff's Dept. Investigating Bonbrook Mill Rd. Shooting

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

UPDATE: The second juvenile teen suspect from the shooting on 10/1 has been taken in to custody in Roanoke.


WIRTZ - On October 1, 2017 at approximately 2:30 AM, the Franklin County Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1- 1 call in reference to a possible gunshot
victim in the 1900 block of Bonbrook Mill Rd., Wirtz, VA. Deputies arrived on scene shortly to find a male subject lying in the grass behind the residence with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The male was later identified as 20 year old Moses W. Lewis. There was also a female teen juvenile at the residence that appeared to have been assaulted. Both subjects were transported to the hospital by Franklin County Public Safety. The female was released however, Lewis remains hospitalized. Investigation revealed that an altercation had taken place at the residence.

Further investigation indicated that two male teen juvenile suspects had fled
the scene before law enforcement arrived. Deputies and Investigators from the Sheriff's Office were able to locate one suspect on the evening of October 1st. The suspect has been charged with malicious wounding and robbery, both felony charges. The second suspect has not been located at the time of this release. Due to the ages of the suspects, that information is being withheld. The investigation is ongoing.


Public Forum Thursday Night will Focus on Opioid Use, Cell Phone Misuse

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opioidsROCKY MOUNT - The Franklin County Sheriff's Department will hold a public forum on opioid use and cell phone misuse among children at the Franklin County High School Auditorium Thursday night.


The event will start at 7 p.m.


Experts will be on-hand to answer questions, along with members of law enforcement and school system leaders.




Moneta Man Killed in Campbell Co. Crash

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

Virginia State Police Trooper B.A. Bussert is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Campbell County. The crash occurred at approximately 2 p.m., Sunday (Sept. 24), in the 600 block of Jennings Road.


A 1964 Plymouth two-door sedan was traveling north on Jennings Road when it ran off the left side the road and struck a tree.


The driver, Jeremy W. Stephenson, 41, of Moneta, Va., died at the scene.


The crash remains under investigation.