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Public Safety

  • Cox faces grand larceny charge

    HILLSVILLE — A 28-year-old Galax man has been charged with grand larceny from Pipers Gap on April 20, according to Carroll Sheriff Warren Manning.
    Brandon Scott Cox faces charges for allegedly taking a 2004 Jeep Wrangler. The Galax Police Department recovered the vehicle the same day it was taken.
    Cox fled on foot when he was approached by law enforcement, according to information from the sheriff’s office. He was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit by Galax officers.
    Other items, including tools, were missing from the vehicle, deputies say.

  • Fatal crash may have medical cause

     UPDATED 9:37 p.m.  — The Thursday accident on Interstate 77 that ended the life of a Vienna, W.Va., man may have been caused by a medical issue, authorities believe.

    The accident near the 7.2 mile marker is still being investigated by Virginia State Police.

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  • N.C. man charged with stealing truck

    A North Carolina man faces charges in Grayson County for allegedly stealing a car.
    On March 28, members of the Grayson Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Skyline Highway on a report of a stolen vehicle.
    The victim, Danny Spencer of Kenbrook Drive in Galax, reported that he parked his black 1995 Ford F-250 at Jack & John’s Garage at 5 a.m. to ride with a friend to work. When he returned from work, the vehicle was missing.
    The vehicle was recovered in Surry County, N.C. on March 30.

  • Two charged with stealing vehicle

    The Carroll County Sheriff's Office reports that two men have been charged in connection with the grand larceny of a vehicle that occurred sometime during the morning hours of Feb. 17 in Cana.

    Those charged are Ross Edward Payne, 22, of Cana and John Conlee LaForce of Frederick, Md.

    Sheriff Warren Manning said the Ford F-250 pickup was taken from a residence in Cana. "After a month-and-a-half-long investigation, teh vehicle was located in Sparta, N.C."

  • Boy in accident released from hospital

     

     HILLSVILLE — Authorities report that the 10-year-old boy accidently run over by a truck Tuesday has no broken bones or internal injuries.

    Information gathered by Virginia State Police Trooper K.D. Blackburn indicated that the boy had been playing in the back of the parked pickup truck seven miles north of Hillsville on Poplar Camp Road at about 4 p.m. 

    Police did not release the name of the boy.

  • Woodlawn woman killed in tractor accident

    A 73-year-old Woodlawn woman was killed Wednesday in what Virginia State Police are calling a farming accident.
    State police identified the victim as Thelma June Larrowe. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
    The accident occurred on Forest Oak Road near Apache Road in Carroll County, according to information from Sgt. S.E. Lowe, spokesman for the state police.
    Trooper R.B. Phipps responded to a report of a vehicle overturned in a creek.

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  • Deputy receives minor injuries in wreck

    HILLSVILLE  — While helping pursue a stolen vehicle Monday evening, a Carroll deputy’s police car hydroplaned on U.S. 221 in Hillsville, resulting in minor injuries to the law enforcement officer.

    Sheriff Warren Manning said that Deputy Bobby Lyons responded and was trying to cut off a suspected car thief from Galax, who fled from a Virginia State Police trooper.


  • Vehicles reported stolen

    Area law enforcement agencies are searching for two vehicles stolen in Carroll County recently.
    A 2000 Dodge pickup truck was allegedly stolen from a residence at 6222 Pipers Gap Road sometime on the night of April 2.
    The white pickup with Virginia license plates JAA 2439 was reported stolen Sunday morning.
    A 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z-24 was allegedly stolen between April 2 and April 4 in Cana.
    The blue vehicle had Virginia license plates XLN 1127.