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Thank you for visiting the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office website.  The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office is founded on the principles of  integrity, respect, honesty, and caring for others. With a staff of 112 dedicated men and women, we are committed to providing professional law enforcement services through a well-trained staff, technology, crime prevention and a results-oriented, proactive approach to public safety.

We care about our community, continuously seeking out opportunities to partner with the public and to maintain an open  dialogue with those we serve. By doing so, together, we make  Culpeper County a great place to live, work and play. I hope you find the information on this site helpful and thank you for allowing us to serve you.



 Scott H. Jenkins, Sheriff











                                                                        Fugitive Captured

The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the United States Marshalls, is pleased to report the arrest of Horace Owens Jr.  Owens was wanted for Abduction, Breaking and Entering, Attempted Robbery and Assault and Battery.

The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office received a tip early Friday morning on the location of Owens.  He was reported to be staying at a motel in Richmond, VA.  Det. J. Brown contacted the United States Marshalls who had been assisting in the search for Owens.  At approximately 5:30 PM the United States Marshalls Fugitive Task Force observed Owens arrive at the motel and then very quickly leave.  He was followed to a second motel where he entered a room with an unknown female.  The Marshalls then entered the room and found Owens hiding between the bed and the wall.  Owens was taken into custody without further incident.

Culpeper County Sheriff S.H. Jenkins stated, “I am grateful for the relentless work of the Detectives of my Office as well as the United States Marshalls in locating Owens.  We have apprehended a dangerous fugitive, which should provide some comfort for the victims of his crimes and the citizens of Culpeper County.”

Owens is being held without bond in the Culpeper County Detention Center.

The female located in the room was Mary Cloniger who had an active warrant for failing to appear in Culpeper County General District Court.  Cloniger is also being held without bond in the Culpeper County Detention Center.






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