Tuesday, June 12, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Traffic Stop Arrest on 6-10-18


Abingdon Police Department

                                               

For Immediate Release

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, at approximately 8:44 PM, Abingdon Officer B.T. Graham conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation. The vehicle stopped in the 800 block of West Main Street, and Officer Graham made contacted with the three individuals inside. When the officer approached the vehicle, he could detect an odor of marijuana. While checking the identification of the individuals, other officers with the Abingdon Police Department arrived to assist Officer Graham as he conducted a search of the vehicle. During the vehicle search, the rear passenger attempted to flee on foot across the street to Dairy Queen. Officers Graham and Farris took the subject into custody and placed them in the patrol car. As the officers continued to search the vehicle, a black leather bag was located that contained scales, numerous plastic bags, unused needles, and one loaded needle containing a black substance. Several of the plastic bags contained a white crystal substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, and one bag contained a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana. After conducting the search of the car, Officer Graham transported the subject that attempted to flee to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail.

The subject identified herself as Chelsey Lynn Doss, 34, of 2136 Bradley Street, Bristol, Virginia, and informed the officer that she had previously given a false name and date of birth. Upon Doss identifying herself, it was revealed that she had two active capias. Officer Graham obtained warrants for Possession of Marijuana, in violation of § 18.2-250.1 of the Code of Virginia; Possession of Controlled Substance, in violation of § 18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia; Manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance, in violation of § 18.2-248 of the Code of Virginia; Giving False Identification to a Law Enforcement Officer, in violation of § 19.2-82.1 of the Code of Virginia; Possession of Controlled Paraphernalia, in violation of § 54.1-3466 of the Code of Virginia; and Fleeing from Law Enforcement, in violation of § 18.2-479.1 of the Code of Virginia. Doss was held without bond.

Pictured: Chelsey Lynn Doss, 34, of 2136 Bradley Street, Bristol, Virginia



Monday, June 11, 2018

First Responder Night at Bristol Revival


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Vandalism Incident 6-11-18


Abingdon Police Department

                                               

For Immediate Release

On Monday, June 11, 2018, at approximately 5:31 AM, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of East Valley Street for a vandalism call. A resident reported a brick thrown through a window, causing damage to the inside and outside of a house. While on scene, officers were advised of a subject walking down Whites Mill Road acting suspicious. Other officers responded to the call of the suspicious subject and identified him as Matthew W. Hardy, 45, of 284 West Valley Street, Abingdon, Virginia. While speaking to Hardy, he confessed to throwing bricks and damaging property on Valley Street and Main Street.

Hardy was placed under arrest and charged with Intentionally Destroy, Deface, or Damage Property with a value of more than $1,000, in violation of § 18.2-137 of the Code of Virginia. He was transported to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail.

*More charges are pending due to property damage being reported throughout downtown Abingdon. If you have any information regarding the incident or have property damage to report, please call Washington County, VA Dispatch at 276-676-6277.

Pictured: Matthew W. Hardy, 45, of 284 West Valley Street, Abingdon, VA.