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Welcome to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office website! Sheriff Steven S. Smith has proudly served as Sheriff of Greene County since January 1, 2012. Under his leadership, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office has developed into an innovative law enforcement agency with the latest technology, education and training. The office is constantly modernizing to stay up to date with the latest developments in law enforcement.

Sheriff Steven Smith continues his movement on “Putting Citizens First” by implementing cost-effective programs beneficial to citizens; also, to identify what works and what doesn’t, to continually improve local law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of dedicated individuals sharing the vision of the Sheriff, and who perform as a team to accomplish set goals and objectives. We are a community policing agency and are very pro-active, offering various community based programs.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about how we serve Greene County, and how you can help us to serve you even better.

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PRESS RELEASE

July 29, 2021

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222 FAX: 434-985-3373

On Thursday 7/29/21 after an extensive manhunt Jonathan Michael Morris was taken into custody. Mr. Morris, age 36 who is a resident of Stanardsville was wanted on several outstanding warrants that were issued the beginning of June. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Albemarle County Police Department K9 unit were able to take Mr. Morris into custody in Greene County.

Jonathan M. Morris is charged with the following:
18.2-51.6 Strangle another causing wounding or injury
18.2-47 Abduction by force
18.2-51 Malicious bodily injury
18.2-51 Malicious shooting, 3 counts
18.2-164 Prevent/Delay communication
18.2-60 Threat in writing
18.2-282 Brandishing a firearm

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the agencies that comprise the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force for all the hard work in a successful apprehension of Mr. Morris.
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PRESS RELEASE

July 29, 2021

TO:              LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM:       GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
                  10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
                   STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
                   PHONE: 434-985-2222 FAX: 434-985-3373

On Thursday 7/29/21 after an extensive manhunt Jonathan Michael Morris was taken into custody.  Mr. Morris, age 36 who is a resident of Stanardsville was wanted on several outstanding warrants that were issued the beginning of June.  The Greene County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Albemarle County Police Department K9 unit were able to take Mr. Morris into custody in Greene County.

Jonathan M. Morris is charged with the following:
     18.2-51.6   Strangle another causing wounding or injury
     18.2-47   Abduction by force
     18.2-51   Malicious bodily injury
     18.2-51   Malicious shooting, 3 counts
     18.2-164  Prevent/Delay communication
     18.2-60   Threat in writing
     18.2-282   Brandishing a firearm

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the agencies that comprise the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force for all the hard work in a successful apprehension of Mr. Morris.

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Thank you to all the law enforcement officers and teams, successfully working together, to protect us!!! K-9 unit A+!!

Wow I know this boy had no idea.. 🙏🙏🙏

Very hard to see this and read all of the comments. This is my brother. I’m in no way condoning anything he has been accused of but his family is hurting to. I wish things would have been different and he didn’t put himself in this position and blasted all over Facebook. I pray for him and my family to get through this.

I used to work with him when I lived in Madison Jonathan was the kind of person to give you the shirt off his back they need the 2nd half the true half

I guess his camouflage didn’t work 😂

Is the perp John Cena?? because I can’t see him

Anyone else think it’s weird the police are escorting a floating head?

And all of those offensives were probably against his wife or girlfriend.🙄

Well, I guess that bush shit didn't work huh! Lmao. 👍💯🤣

Wow.hope he gets help.sad.

Great job to all of you for your protection and service! You are appreciated!💙🙏💙

Don’t know the story, but Dam look at the polish on them boots

There goes his dream of being underwear supermodel.

Thank you for taking action and a successful hunt.

Wait. Is that a walking bush?

Great job to all involved.

Great job to everyone involved in his capture!

What about saying congrats to the dogs who found him good job Fido and also to the human officers too

So sorry to hear this. I had great hopes for Jonathan. I hope he gets the help that he needs and will get his life on the right track.

God says not to judge i pray for both parties involved no one person in this world is perfect we all make mistakes

All y’all really on your high horses looking down your nose like you ain’t ever done nothing wrong in your life, we are all humans and we all make mistakes. Love how so many are so quick to judge without knowing the whole story. So quick to crucify someone, what happened to innocent until proven guilty? I’m not saying he didn’t do anything wrong, I myself don’t know the whole story, but I do know this, he was trying to turn his life around, he was doing so well and I’m sure all the events in this situation were not only one sided. Hypocrites.

He should have known if the dog didn’t smell him it would surely stop to pee on that bush

Wow

It's okay for people to go out here and kill kid's and ain't nothing really done to them what do y'all have to say about that. Green county police department sucks they had to get a marshall to do there job and that's my son y'all are talking about.

Jonathan is a really good dude at heart! Sorry this happened to ya bro

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❗️❗️911 UPDATE ❗️❗️

All 911/phone services have been restored! Lumen (formerly CenturyLink) advised the fiber cable that was cut has been rerouted to restore service.

Thank you all for your patience.
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❗️❗️❗️911 UPDATE ❗️❗️❗️

Phone lines continue to be down in portions of Virginia including Greene County.

If you require immediate assistance, dial 911 and if unable to get through alternate 911 numbers are (434) 566-2216; (434) 906-4071.
We also have an alternate phone number for non-emergency calls if unable to get through on (434) 985-2222, that number is (434) 282-6164.

At this point we are unable to determine an estimated restoration time. Your continued patience is appreciated and we will notify when all services are restored.
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*****URGENT 911 MESSAGE****

911 EMERGENCIES CALL 434-566-2216

Due to a statewide phone outage, the Greene County Sheriff's Office is unable to receive 911 calls from cell phones and at times landline phones.

Please use the 434-566-2216 number to call for EMERGENCIES.
Additional phone numbers will be provided as soon as possible.

Please be advised our office phone lines are also down at this time.

If you do not have an emergency please be patient. We will advise when phone lines are operational. LUMEN as well as Virginia Dept of Emergency Management are working diligently on this matter.

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Health care facilities are badly affected by this

Uva is down and has been for some time we all are trying to make it better

Phones at UVA are down.. please be patient. Internals are working.

Mr helvins phone number

Anyone knows Mr Blevins personel phone number

Cathy

April Rhodes

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July 7th
Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office

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The best! ❤️❤️❤️

Thank you!!!!

Dam right go green county

When your sheriffs office posts a picture of the constitution,you know you live in the right county.

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***NOTICE***

Local law enforcement agencies are warning citizens to make sure not to take any risks on the road, especially since they will be on the lookout for impaired drivers during the July 4 holiday weekend. We encourage everyone to celebrate responsibly by booking a safe ride home or designating a sober driver if your celebrations include alcohol.

The Fourth of July holiday always brings out more travelers on the roadway, so it’s important for motorists to remain aware to drive defensively and pay attention to the roadway. It’s a good practice just to watch the road and make sure that you’re paying attention. Keep your phone down and buckle up, but definitely don’t drive impaired. There are just too many "designated driver" options out there today. Keep your friends and family safe and stay off the roads.
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***This post is an update and correction of an earlier post that may have caused some confusion and/or misunderstandings.***

On Sunday, June 13th, Greene County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a neighbor dispute in which a dog had been shot. Once on scene deputies conducted interviews and received multiple, conflicting, witness statements that they were unable to verify. Deputies contacted the Commonwealth’s Attorney seeking legal guidance. The Commonwealth’s Attorney advised deputies that they should inform the parties of their right to seek criminal charges from the magistrate’s office (magistrates are independent judicial officers, appointed by the judicial branch, who determine whether probable cause exists for the issuance of criminal charges). At no time did the Commonwealth’s Attorney or the Sheriff’s Office deny charges.

It is our understanding that, as of the time of this post, all parties have had an opportunity to appear before a magistrate for a hearing.

We apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding that our prior post may have caused.
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Conflicting witness statements???? Rally…. What a joke. The only thing conflicting is what the gunman and his household members reported verses what the family of Shiloh reported! Either way the video and the blood trail is more than enough evidence to convict Jeff Leake of his actions! But then again the Lead Deputy at the scene and the gunmams daughter are very close friends and a complete conflict of interest. Also why does it take 5-7 days to get a copy of a police report? Time to change it up maybe????

There were no injuries or signs of a fight at Jeff Leaks house or on his animals and kids. Stopping clowning around and do your fucking job. Shots fired within 15ft of three kids killing someone elses dog; shooter changed his story 3 times and has no injuries.

Ive been by thay house a hundred timea to go see my Mom below Tommys house . That that dog has never went outside her yard. The proscutor in Greene makes his own rules . And charges people when and who he wants . Makes deals and the changes up . Karma is bitch and she will shows her face when they when least expect it . Cant wait til voteing time comes back around

Greene County police no longer have my respect or support. Yall are useless.

From these post. I'm assuming the dog went onto the neighbors property. The neighbor allegedly shot the dog. I'm not defending anyone here but dosent greene have a leash law?

I see the community outrage has caused a quick backpedal. Greene county CA: quick, your corruption is showing! 🤭

I'm sad that someone killed a dog.he doesnt know hes trespassing.Hope that never happens to me.JUST SAYING.

This is why you have people who take justice into their own hands and wind up seriously hurting someone, because they can’t depend on the police to do anything justly…. And that’s sad … I can’t imagine someone hurting/killing my fur babies or the rage I would feel …to most of us pet owners our fur babies are equivalent to our children my heart breaks for the children involved you can clearly see the pain trauma and complete fear in that poor child’s face and it kills me that that isn’t top of the list for law enforcement that man has permanently scarred that child … complete jackas*

Dog or no dog.... So what I'm hearing is shooting in a neighborhood with bystanders in close vicinity is cool? Oh, okay, then. 😶 (If one of the children had been struck inadvertently, glad to know conflicting statements (cause that's what an investigation comes down to, duh!) would mean no action taken by the Sheriff's Dept. Definitely somewhere families want to call home...... 🤦‍♀️)

Your post yesterday literally says “charges for this matter were denied.” ….. now you’re saying at no time did you or the CA deny charges??? I’m sorry, but who denied the charges then? The neighbor? LMAO. What a disgrace and perfect example of a good ‘ol boys club.

Dog aside, YOU CAN NOT OPEN FIRE WHILE CHILDREN ARE AROUND IN A NEIGHBORHOOD. CHARGES SHOULD BE FILED FOR THAT ALONE.

Hmmm maybe vsp needs to head this one. Whoever writes these fb posts needs to stick to one story “charges were denied” per the last post… but yet this one says different 🤥🤥🤔

I am blown away at the fact that there were no charges brought against this man. Brandishing a firearm in a commission to commit a felony, shooting towards an occupied dwelling, Reckless endangerment of a child,and in the state of Virginia it is against the law to shoot a dog unless it is attacking your chicken or your livestock so therefore this man should have been charged for all of this. But what do I know I have a criminology degree. But I advise that the family contact the today show and go public with this, some high dollar attorney will have a field day with this as it should be. This man better hope that he has bite marks attack marks and better yet an ER visit to support his claim. I cannot believe the lack of responsibility of that deputy for not doing his job or the Commonwealth.

According the the news coverage the dog was shot with a rifle too??? That certainly contradics any claims "self defense".

“Charges for this mattered were denied” but y’all never said it? Go look at your last post 😂?

What a joke! I hope street justice gets served! If that was my dog, I'd be holding court at his front door. All the Leake's are trash and think they are entitled. I pray I run into him....

My daughter was bitten by a dog years ago and the owner immediately done away with the dog. He said he would not have a dog around that would bite a kid. A few years back in Greene County my Girlfriends daughter was bit in the face by a neighbors dog and she has a scar on her face. Nothing was done with the dog. Animal control wouldn't do a thing. Maybe they could or maybe they couldn't? The dog had always been mean. If owner had done something with the dog beforehand she wouldn't have been bitten and left with a scare the rest of her life. Now about the dog everyone is feeling sorry for that was shot on Sunday. I have stopped at that residence 2 times for business and have rode by there on other occasions and that dog would run out to edge of yard with a bark that would make you think he would rip the tires off of a vehicle. The 2 times I stopped for powder coating business the dog barked and growled like he was going to eat me alive! The first time the dog was in the house barking thru the storm door and I was scared to walk up to the door. The second time the owner had to keep telling the dog to behave. Once in the powder coating facility I felt safe but I wouldn't turn my back on that dog for a second. The reason I'm writing this is that it's to late once a dog mauls or bites a child. It can't always be fixed after it happens. Everyone is basing their opinion off of one video. What happened leading up to Sunday? How many times has this dog caused someone fear? Or some child fear? I'm not defending anyone but I've been in the emergency room with 2 little girls getting their faces sewn up and having to go through the pain of rabies shots. Which my daughter didn't have rabies shots because the owner of that dog is a good person and that dog had all its shots and the owner had the papers to prove it. It's no fun watching a child cry and scream while being sewed up in their face! I won't have a mean dog around that can cause anyone harm and then you still never know? It's a animal not a person. Whats more important a human life or a animal. I'm sure this will offend some but think about your child being bitten and scarred for life or even being killed by a viscious dog such as this dog seemed to be?

If this is not handled in a justified way to Shiloh and her family I am positive you will never be commonwealth attorney for Greene county again, this is a most unhumane and wreckless handling of a gun incident I’ve ever seen. He should be in jail!

You can discharge your fire arm if you feel your life is threatened or somebody or something is trying to do you bodily harm but with that being said I know the people I know the dog I have a dog and my dog is 90 poundsAnd I’m just not buying the story because I can tell you if my dog decided to attack at a distance of 20 yards you would not have time to get your gun out before he would be on you I don’t care what nobody says that man had his gun out waiting for that dog to come in his yard Because there had been problems before that man was waiting for that dog and he should be punished for what he did

If anyone watches the video and watches the time there is not enough time for a dog ro attack someone. Also it's funny that there were no blood trails on the neighbors side where he shot from. It was on the side where the dog lived. I am also unclear how anyone thinks it's ok to open fire around children that were playing in yard with the dog. I mean if the child got hit then would there be charges filed? This is improper use of a firearm. I mean they don't mind taking peoples firearms for less things

I bet if this was a k9 officer charges would stand how is this family getting justice??? What about the children?

this is why nobody fucks with greene county. sorry, not sorry 🙂.

The person who shot the dog should be arrested & have their day in court. Period. By not doing anything, you've only added more fuel to the fire.

So how many of us plan to vote against Steve next election? How many Greene county natives are going to sweep this under the rug and let the good old boys club continue?

 Tera Wells Thomas Tera Wells Thomas is at Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office. · Stanardsville Shared with Public PLEASE EVERYONE SHARE THIS BECAUSE i THINK THE PEOPLE OF OUR COUNTY SHOULD KNOW HOW THEY HANDLED THIS MATTER Wasn't going to be the whole story up until I spoke with our sheriff but that conversation was the most absurd thing I've ever heard in my life so here's the conversation from our Sheriff Steve Smith... Steven Smith Facebook You sent Today at 9:19 AM Yesterday was the scariest day I've ever had in my life. My daughter has a pit bull & one of her friends came over with another pit & the dogs just didn't get along. So her dog got loose from her & went after the other dog & ended up fighting. She was trying to get them separated & got drug down to the ground & couldn't get up meanwhile my grandson was out there & I heard him screaming & crying I ran out 2 see what was going on & he was crying pointing over to where they were all I could do was pick him up & run into the house with him. I could see that they still had her down on the ground from my window & her friend was steadily hitting the dog with his fist 2 make her stop but this only angered her. During all this I called 911. My son in law Neil Angelo Chavez was out there trying to help but the other dog would not let him even get close to them. When I'm telling you scary I mean scary. I felt horrible because I couldn't help my daughter. I thought for sure these dogs was going to kill her. This was so terrifying to have to just sit back & watch. She finally got loose & she was ok. Reminder I called 911 (Greene Co.) when this 1st started & it took 20min. for them to get here maybe longer. This all started because they were trying to introduce the 2 dogs & they were not happy. So please everyone if you try 2 introduce any 2 dogs the best way to do this is from cage to cage...also this guy was already asked to remove himself from my property b4 this because I could tell he was under the influence & my daughter was yelling the whole time telling him to stop hitting the dog because this was making it worse. So I told all the officers that this guy I'm sure was intoxicated so after they spoke to him he admitted he didn't have a license & after everything that was done I told them to just get him off my property because even my daughter was scared of him because she hadn't known him long enough to really know him & after my daughter got free she ran to my room where I had locked me & my grandson & was also to scared to come out. Well the officer told this guy to go ahead & pull off of my property but in the same breath said I'm not leaving yet so basically telling him to drive on which the guy did. They never gave him any kind of test to make sure he wasn't intoxicated & let him drive away. I even said when the guy was getting ready 2 pull off that he didn't even have a seatbelt on. So this is our sheriff's office letting a loose cannon pull off with no license & intoxicated, he could have killed himself or someone else. So I will be going to the media & anywhere else that will listen to me because this is not ok... You sent Today at 9:19 AM Wanted to message you privately You sent Today at 9:21 AM I was just really angry & If you could just make sure something is done about this I will not go public I was just super concerned about this guy Steven Smith Steven sent Today at 9:22 AM I'll check into it You sent Today at 9:23 AM That's fine ty...my husband has a pic of the gentleman's truck & plate You sent Today at 9:24 AM And there was 3 witnesses to this You sent Today at 9:30 AM Please lmk what is done because this should not be taken lightly 10:25 AM Steven Smith

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This office has been contacted concerning the shooting of a dog in our county. This matter was investigated and the Commonwealth Attorney was consulted. Charges for this matter were denied. The owners of the dog have been advised that they can go before a magistrate to inquire about other charges that may apply to this situation. ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm confused. If the dog's blood is really 100% on the owner's property like is claimed on the witnesses' posts, how is this not being further investigated? Was the location of the blood even taken into consideration when making this decision? I would be really curious to see what the police report says other than "he said, she said." Why not issue the charges and let a judge or jury decide? Last time I checked, that is how our justice system works. But I only have a degree in Criminal Justice, so what do I know? Something doesn't add up here at all. Either the location of the blood was ignored by the police or the owner and her witnesses lied about the dog being on her property when he was shot.

This is disgusting and outrageous, and law enforcement, yep that is there job, to enforce the law (refer back to animal cruelty being a felony in VA, and and this was not done!discharging a fire arm in a residential area),

Is Commonwealth Attorney an elected position? Or just the sheriff?

As they were instructed by the sheriffs office, they went to Central Virginia Regional Jail and met with Magistrate Bistel who informed them that this was not a Magistrate matter, it was a Greene County Sheriffs Office matter and they should have been the ones to file charges. They have now been instructed to go back to the Greene County Sheriffs Office to pursue it once again. So once again, there is still NO charges pending or actions being taken against the gunman. #JusticeForShiloh

You're perhaps some of the most incompetent police around. The man fired a load weapon with in 300 feet of a liveable dwelling. Hell just discharging an fire arm if justified or not it needs to be investigated further.

remember this when y'all go to vote!

This is absolutely disgusting I am appalled by the people who are supposed to protect and serve their community. Your community WILL remember this.

You guys do know it's the cops job to enforce the law not uphold it right 🤔 it's not up to the sheriff's department to make charges stick that's completely up to a commonwealths attorney yes it's sad what happened to that poor dog and I hope the sorry sob who shot her gets what he deserves but make sure you point blame to where it actually needs to go for instance the commonwealths attorney 🤦‍♂️

What about the cat that was shot?!! That should be an easy case to solve- just sayin!

I have to wonder with this good ol' boy attitude in Greene County, if the reaction would be the same if a child had been shot.

It is a big crime to kill a domesticated animal and large fines etc

You sent Today at 9:19 AM Wanted to message you privately You sent Today at 9:21 AM I was just really angry & If you could just make sure something is done about this I will not go public I was just super concerned about this guy Steven Smith Steven sent Today at 9:22 AM I'll check into it You sent Today at 9:23 AM That's fine ty...my husband has a pic of the gentleman's truck & plate You sent Today at 9:24 AM And there was 3 witnesses to this You sent Today at 9:30 AM Please lmk what is done because this should not be taken lightly 10:25 AM Steven Smith Steven sent Today at 10:25 AM Which officer was it that responded You sent Today at 10:34 AM I'm not sure because I stayed in mostly with my grandson but 1 was animal control and 2 other officers. When I was out there though I was the 1 who told them about him being under the influence of something and I seen him drive away and I was the 1 who said something about his seat belt because of him being under the influence and the 1 officer just said he's just driving off the property to wait 4 someone to pick him up because he doesn't have license but that's when he continued to drive on

Very concerning!!! A dog this time!🥲 where a family gathered on their front porch with children in the yard. Playing on that side of the house . On the side where the dog was. In a neighborhood where houses are close. Excuse Me how can this be dismissed?? Look at the facts! Safety is what Greene needs. Letting someone do this without being responsible of their actions sends the wrong message. Hope he is made accountable. Next time he may not like a child running in his yard 🙄 it was brave of the sheriffs dept to openly let its citizens know . It’s lack of doing anything on this case. Sad on so many levels 🥲

Dog killer is a cops brother. No wonder he’s not charged with anything. What if the kid got hit instead of the dog, would y’all book him or let a child killer run loose?

Absolutely disgusting!!! What’s next, a child can be shot twice and charges will be denied?! Could have been the outcome of this situation with children next door playing with the dog….

Most likely denied because another swept under the rug case due to the ANIMAL MURDERS brother being a GC deputy. This makes me irate, and I can only imagine how the family members are feeling in this situation. He could have easily hit one of those children, and just took the life of a families dog out of pure hatred. I don’t believe any of the bullshit he’s portraying to defend himself. The commonwealth attorney should be ashamed of themselves and the handling of this situation. Our justice system is slowly failing us, and this right here proves why. Do better Greene county.

Typical Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office. Not the first thing they’ve tried to slide under the radar

I believe there's a connection between the guilty murderer of this dog and someone within the Greene County Administration! Where's the concern about someone discharging a firearm in public or reckless endangerment? Don't "Mayberry" this case. CONTACT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL!!!!!

Disgusting, evil and sickening-this is going to reach far beyond Greene county, get ready.

Someone needs to contact the local news station. The rest of the community needs to know that this is being blown off! Especially if it’s because of family connections to the Administration. This is 100% unacceptable!

The residents of Greene Co. will remember this come election time. Not a good reputation for the sheriff’s department and not a good look. Sounds like they aren’t willing to stand up and take action to help their own community. When someone fires shots in a closely occupied neighborhood like this, especially with children out playing with their pet, on their property, minding their own business, that’s big time wrong. Where are you guys when the community needs you? Why can’t you step up and do your jobs to help seek justice for this innocent family? Animal cruelty is a crime also. Killing an innocent family pet on its own property is a crime. What is wrong with you greene county sheriffs department. Help this family and do what is right!

Individuals that have a willingness to harm animals will typically escalate to harming people. If they don’t respect an animal’s life, their disrespectful all around. GCSO, the next call you get may be for domestic disturbance or child abuse

A crime is a crime, and a crime was committed!! Animal cruelty is a felony! Discharging a firearm in a residential area is against the law!!!!

It turns out the murderer is a former Greene deputy!!!! I wonder if this has anything to do with them not prosecuting him??!!!

If not for the dog, how about discharging a firearm in a subdivision. Or better yet, how about discharging a firearm near children in an uncontrolled environment?

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PRESS RELEASE

June 15, 2021

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222 FAX: 434-985-3373

On June 15, 2021, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit(SVU) made an arrest.

On May 29th, 2021 , the Greene County Sheriffs along with Greene County EMS and Fire, responded to a residence in the southwestern part of Greene County for a medical emergency. Based on information obtained through the course of the investigation, Walter Ray Jenkins has been indicted on the following:

Va Code 18.2-371.1 Felony – Aggravated Malicious Wounding
Va Code 18.2-51.2 Felony – Child Abuse & Neglect

Mr Jenkins is currently being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Jason Tooley with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at (434)531-0866.
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PRESS RELEASE

June 15, 2021

TO:              LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM:       GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
                  10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
                   STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
                   PHONE: 434-985-2222 FAX: 434-985-3373

On June 15, 2021, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit(SVU) made an arrest.

On May 29th, 2021 , the Greene County Sheriffs along with Greene County EMS and Fire, responded to a residence in the southwestern part of Greene County for a medical emergency. Based on information obtained through the course of the investigation, Walter Ray Jenkins has been indicted on the following:

Va Code 18.2-371.1 Felony – Aggravated Malicious Wounding
Va Code 18.2-51.2   Felony – Child Abuse & Neglect

Mr Jenkins is currently being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Jason Tooley with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at (434)531-0866.

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Jessica Holt

Thank you Jason Tooley

Thank you Greene County Sheriff's department for getting him off the streets and behind bars where he belongs.

I hope his fellow “roommates” hears of the sick things he was doing and the pain he caused these kids and they give him jailhouse justice. Shame on his family for hiding enabling and contributing to the kids mistreatment. Shame on GC CPS for never wanting to do their jobs, believe the kids, fight for them or save them. I hope Gods judgement is swift and severe.

As a community, during the time that he was in the hospital, we raised thousands of dollars and thousands more in items. It was done with good intentions and helped the people it intended to help- the children!! The donations kept the children fed, clothed and with a roof over the head while he was in the hospital. The donations helped the aunts and cousins and family members meet the needs of the precious babies during the time when their mom was killed and their dad was in the hospital. We give with good hearts and good intentions, God knows why. I have no regrets in giving to take care of these children. My only regret is that these poor babies suffered at his hands.

Thank you Jason Tooley for your endless hours on this case. It’s sad that some people just use their job as a “Title” But FYI people this could have been prevented had others listened to the voices that spoke before Baby Brynn

I feel like I'm the only one who is willing to shout this out. I have watched in disbelief and nobody is speaking up. Here is goes. TURN OFF THE COMMENTS. THESE GIRLS HAVE BEEN THROUGH ENOUGH. DOES ANYONE UNDERSTAND THEM? IS ANYONE LISTENING TO THEM? SO MANY TRYING TO KEEP THEM FROM MORE TRAUMA. NONE of the above is ok and it's our responsibility as adults in this community to PUT CHILDREN FIRST. If the Sheriff office wont delete and the phones wont be taken....this is my last plea. Everyone STOP Commenting and give these girls dignity they deserve.

Please explain why Benjamin durrer isnt in jail for raping a disabled child

Isn't this the man who lost his wife and was raising all his kids on his own?

Thank you!!! Thank you so much from our family for finally putting him where he belongs and seeing through all his manipulations and lies! Now to get all the children taken care of. This is a great day!! Continue to pray for Baby Brynn and her recovery!

This is shocking to say the least!

OMG..I can't believe this. And all the shit these kids have been thru. I am in shock. What a monster and I don't even know the half of it.

Oh my gosh! How sad and here people where so helpful of him during his time of need

Is this the man who’s wife passed and he was raising 5 girls?

Is he the man that lost his wife and his house to a fire

Bout time thank you!

Annie

About fucking TIME!!!

My heart goes out to these sweet children. Does any one know where the girls are? Please Pm me

Chelsey Fewell here it is

Straight POS! Idgaf what excuse anybody gives you put a BABY on LIFE SUPPORT mfer!! I hope they rape you repeatedly in Red Onion!! Punk!! Good on you Greene County for catching this sick animal! 👏👏👏

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***YOUR CELL PHONE COULD SAVE A LIFE***
DONATE your unused phones to the Greene County Victim Witness Program here at the Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office!!
The 911 Cell Phone Bank recycles cell phones, smartphones, tablets and other portable electronic devices for individuals, businesses and public agencies across the country. The devices collected are used to support our mission: to provide NO COST emergency cell phones to victims of abuse and senior citizens.
Website for more info: www.data-secure.org/
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Our Victim Witness Program collects used cell phones and sends them to the 911 Cell Phone Bank.

The 911 Cell Phone Bank provides the Victim Witness Program with 'dead phones' that victims can utilize to contact emergency services.***YOUR CELL PHONE COULD SAVE A LIFE***
DONATE your unused phones to the Greene County Victim Witness Program here at the Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office!!
The 911 Cell Phone Bank recycles cell phones, smartphones, tablets and other portable electronic devices for individuals, businesses and public agencies across the country. The devices collected are used to support our mission: to provide NO COST emergency cell phones to victims of abuse and senior citizens.
Website for more info: www.data-secure.org/
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Our Victim Witness Program collects used cell phones and sends them to the 911 Cell Phone Bank.

The 911 Cell Phone Bank provides the Victim Witness Program with dead phones that victims can utilize to contact emergency services.

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I used to have a contest at school each year and the homeroom that donated the most got a dozen doughnuts...I usually got around 75 to 100 cell phones

Can u still donate if u dont have the chargers to them?

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We had a visit today from Olive and Chase who wanted to donate their stuffed animals to our office. They requested that deputies carry these in their car for children who may need a little extra care. ... See MoreSee Less

We had a visit today from Olive and Chase who wanted to donate their stuffed animals to our office. They requested that deputies carry these in their car for children who may need a little extra care.

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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

what great children and I thank the parents for raisng them

Rightfully upbringing!!👍

💜💙 So sweet.

That is so sweet!!

Awww, that is so great!! What a blessing😊

Awesome, what a great idea

So very kind

Awesome!

Awesome 👏🏻 👏🏻👏🏻

Sweet kids.

Awe, this is precious!! 💖

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Thank you, Sheriff Steve Smith and the generous folks in the "concealed carry" class. You're making this quite a regular habit and Feeding Greene really appreciates the regular support!! Another round of donated food was delivered yesterday.....130 pounds this time!! Monthly donations, whether monetary or food or time volunteering, are so helpful to an organization that solely survives on DONATIONS!! ... See MoreSee Less

****PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT****

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, one of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up.

As you head out around the Memorial Day holiday, you'll likely see more law enforcement on the roads as part of Click It or Ticket. This campaign, from May 24-June 6, reminds drivers and their passengers of the importance of buckling and the legal consequences – including fines – for not wearing a seat belt.

Wear your seat belt.....someone, somewhere is waiting for you.
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****PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT****

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, one of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up.

As you head out around the Memorial Day holiday, youll likely see more law enforcement on the roads as part of Click It or Ticket. This campaign, from May 24-June 6, reminds drivers and their passengers of the importance of buckling and the legal consequences – including fines – for not wearing a seat belt.

Wear your seat belt.....someone, somewhere is waiting for you.

PRESS RELEASE
May 20, 2021
******Previously Released******
August 12, 2020
TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222 FAX: 434-985-3373

On July 10, 2019 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Dundee Rd for a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the roadway. Upon arrival deputies located a male that was deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. This individual was identified as Brian Keith Dudley of Stanardsville, VA.

Through the course of a lengthy investigation involving countless man hours, Investigators from Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Albemarle County Police Department, Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (JADE), Culpeper Sheriff’s Office, Culpeper Police Department, Virginia State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, an arrest was made Tuesday night 8/11/2020.

Mr. Robert Webster was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. This arrest occurred in an undisclosed location in Orange County.

Robert Lee Webster “Saddiiq” age 41 who is a resident of Orange County was arrested and charged with the following felonies:

18.2-32 Homicide/Murder
18.2-53.1 Use of a firearm in the Commision of Murder
18.2-53.1 Use of a Firearm in the Commission of Robbery
18.2-154 Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle, 3 counts
18.2-58 Robbery
18.2-248 Possession with the intent to Distribute Schedule I or II narcotic
18.2-308 Possession with the intent to Distribute Schedule I or II narcotic while Possessing a Firearm

Robert Lee Webster is currently being held at the Central Virginia Regional Jail without bail.

Photograph of Mr. Robert Webster is attached.

Anyone with information pertaining to this case is urged to contact Captain David Roach or Investigator Scott Murphy (434) 985-2222

********** UPDATE **********

On Wednesday 5/19/2021 another individual was arrested in connection to this incident. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office Street Crime Unit through continuing investigation has shown that the individual was an accessory after the homicide. Ms. Penn was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Culpeper.

Shemea Inez Penn, age 33, who is a resident of Culpeper was arrested and charged with the following.

18.2-19 Accessory After the Fact: Homicide

Ms. Penn is currently being held without bond at Central Virginia Regional Jail.

Photograph of Ms. Penn is attached.
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PRESS RELEASE
             May 20, 2021
******Previously Released******
            August 12, 2020
TO:              LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:         GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
                    10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
                    STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
                     PHONE: 434-985-2222 FAX: 434-985-3373

On July 10, 2019 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Dundee Rd for a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the roadway.  Upon arrival deputies located a male that was deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.  This individual was identified as Brian Keith Dudley of Stanardsville, VA.

Through the course of a lengthy investigation involving countless man hours, Investigators from Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Albemarle County Police Department, Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (JADE), Culpeper Sheriff’s Office, Culpeper Police Department, Virginia State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, an arrest was made Tuesday night 8/11/2020.   

Mr.  Robert Webster was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.  This arrest occurred in an undisclosed location in Orange County.

Robert Lee Webster “Saddiiq” age 41 who is a resident of Orange County was arrested and charged with the following felonies:

         18.2-32  Homicide/Murder
         18.2-53.1       Use of a firearm in the Commision of Murder
         18.2-53.1       Use of a Firearm in the Commission of Robbery
         18.2-154        Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle, 3 counts
         18.2-58          Robbery
         18.2-248        Possession with the intent to Distribute Schedule I or II narcotic
         18.2-308         Possession with the intent to Distribute Schedule I or II narcotic while Possessing a Firearm

Robert Lee Webster is currently being held at the Central Virginia Regional Jail without bail. 

Photograph of Mr. Robert Webster is attached.

Anyone with information pertaining to this case is urged to contact Captain David Roach or Investigator Scott Murphy (434) 985-2222

********** UPDATE **********

On Wednesday 5/19/2021 another individual was arrested in connection to this incident.  The Greene County Sheriff’s Office Street Crime Unit through continuing investigation has shown that the individual was an accessory after the homicide.  Ms. Penn was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Culpeper.

Shemea Inez Penn, age 33, who is a resident of Culpeper was arrested and charged with the following. 

            18.2-19   Accessory After the Fact: Homicide

Ms. Penn is currently being held without bond at Central Virginia Regional Jail.  

Photograph of Ms. Penn is attached.

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So thankful for your continued efforts on this case

Damn Cuzzo!!! Praying for both sides.

Chris Babinski

Evil looking face. Cold uncaring eyes.

Wonderful job to all

Where is the photo of Mr Webster?

Amy Brown

Great job. Stay safe.

Great work! Praying arrests will happen soon in the murders of my brother Joe Pullen Justice For Jody and Roger Davis both murdered in Culpeper. #JusticeForTheMurdered

Excellent job!

Greene good for frying too haha dummies.

You killed my cousin fry

Look at all the Corn Dogs

Sara Davis is this anywhere near yall?

Who is this ugly pig?

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Thank you Angie Shupe of Avenue Realty for lunch today ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Angie Shupe of Avenue Realty for lunch today

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That’s awesome Angie Micklem Shupe!!! 💪

Thank you all for your service to our community!

Great job Angie!

Awesome thanks Angie enjoy 👍😎

We have so many good people in our community, you rock Angie Micklem Shupe!!♥️

That's exciting!!

Awesome

How Nice!

Awesome!!

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Thank you Priscilla, Auntie Mae and Sophie for the delicious cookies and for your enthusiasm in “Backing the Blue” ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Priscilla, Auntie Mae and Sophie for the delicious cookies and for your enthusiasm in “Backing the Blue”

Thank you Ms Elaine Barnett for the cake! We appreciate it tremendously ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Ms Elaine Barnett for the cake!  We appreciate it tremendously

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We love Elaine!!!

That is awesome!

Greene County Tech vs Little Rock Christian Academy 🔴Watch Live : cbs-sport.site/hs.php Golden Eagles 2-2 Warriors 7-2 The Little Rock Christian Academy (Little Rock, AR) varsity baseball team has a neutral playoff game vs. Greene County Tech (Paragould, AR) on Thursday, May 13 @ 8a. This game is a part of the "2021 AHSAA Centennial Bank State Baseball Championships (Arkansas) - 2021 Baseball Class 5A" tournament.

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*****PRESS RELEASE*****

April 28, 2021

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222 FAX: 434-985-3373

On April 21, 2021 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit made an arrest.

On April 8, 2021 Greene County Sheriff’s Office along with the Greene County Department of Social Services received an allegation of a juvenile in need of services. Through the course of investigating the allegations an individual was arrested and charged with the following offense:

David Lee Collbran, age 33 of Barboursville (Orange County)
18.2-67.3 Aggravated Sexual Battery of a Juvenile

This is an active investigation and additional charges are pending. Any information in reference to this case please contact Inv. Jason Tooley at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. (434) 985-2222.

No photograph of David Lee Collbran is available.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office ICAC unit which is part of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force urges parents to be involved in what their children are doing on the computer and know what sites they are visiting. Parents need to ensure that children know about internet safety and the dangers of online predators. In addition, parents are urged not to allow children to have electronic devices in their rooms at nighttime.
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Karl Magenhofer

Sad adults act so stupid he should castrated

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