Sheriff's Office Investigating Attempted Murder at Ferrum Minute Market

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

BOBBY CLEVELAND HAULSEYFERRUM - A Henry man faces a felony charge of attempted murder and one felony charge of malicious wounding following a scuffle at the Ferrum Minute Market last Saturday night around midnight, according to Captain Phillip Young with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department. 

Deputies responded to the store to investigate a call of shots fired just before midnight, Young said.

Gerald Lee Young, 32 had apparently been stabbed in the back, Young said. Witnesses said the suspect had also fired in the direction of Justin Cordero Bell, 31. Further investigation reviealed that Young had been stabbed earlier in the evening at a home in the 9400 block of Franklin Street, Young said. Both victims are from Ferrum.

The suspect, Bobby Cleveland Haulsey, Jr., 47, of Henry fled the scene, but arrested on September 17. He is currently being held without bond at the Western Virginia Regional Jail. 

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Department at 540-352-5174.

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Hurricane Florence Forces Cancellations

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

FLOWEBFRANKLIN COUNTY - With the threat of Hurricane Florence moving into the area this weekend, many local organizations have cancelled or postponed their events.

The Franklin County High School Varsity football game against Hidden Valley has been moved up to Thursday evening at Bogle Field in Cave Spring. Kick off is at 5:30 p.m. 

Ferrum College has closed the school as of 1:55 p.m. Wednesday. All athletic practices and games home and away have been postponed, including the Ferrum football game at Averett.

The BRASCA walk-a-thon scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, has been cancelled. A new date will be announced in the future.

The Booker T. Washington park will be closed this weekend. This also cancels the Harvest Time event that was scheduled for Saturday. The park could be closed additional days, depending on the weather conditions. 

The strongest impacts locally from Hurricane Florence will likely arrive later in the weekend, with Sunday, Monday and possibly Tuesday being the time to watch for heavy rain, torrential downpours, isolated tornadoes, 40 mph winds at times, and dangerous flooding along with mudslides. Some power outages are possible.

Most areas will get 2-6" of rain into next week, most of which falls after Sunday. 



Three Arrested for Stealing Tools, Chainsaws, from Waid Park

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

waidpark3ROCKY MOUNT - Three people from Rocky Mount are facing felony grand larceny in connection with a reported theft at Waid Park on August 27, according to Captain Phillip Young of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department.

Debra Shaver, 34, Ronald Duncan Jr., 40, and Jason Ramey, 29, all of Rocky Mount, have each been charged with felony grand larceny. Duncan and Ramey have also been charged with felony burglary.

Young says the theft was reported on August 27 by the recreation park. Tools, chain saws, and leaf blowers were stolen. Investigators were able to college evidence left at the scene which led them to the suspects. Most fo the stolen property was recovered, Young said.

Shaver and Ramey were released on $2,500 bond, and Duncan was released on $5,000 bond. 

More charges may be pending, Young said, as the investigation continues. 

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