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A message from the Sheriff

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we reach the nine-year anniversary of a brutal crime that shocked our community, the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office continues to seek the assistance of the public with our investigation of the murder of Sheryl Warner of the Reva area of Culpeper County.

 

The facts of this case were that on the evening of Sunday, December 18, 2005, around 6:30 p.m., 37-year-old Sheryl “Sherri” Warner was alone in her home located at 8445 James Monroe  Highway, 29 South in Culpeper County, about three miles before the Madison County line. She was on the telephone with her father, John Embrey, discussing the recent Washington Redskins win against the Dallas Cowboys. This phone call was interrupted when a male knocked on her front door, reported that his car had broken down, and asked to use her phone to call for assistance. His conversation suggested he was not alone. Sherri Warner hung up the phone and was never heard from again.

 

Alerted by Sherri’s family, responding fire and law enforcement personnel discovered her home set on fire and her bound, hanging, and lifeless body in the basement. The cause of her death was a gunshot to her head. Her murder robbed her family of a beloved daughter and sister. Most tragic was that Sherri’s three children - aged 13, 10, and 8 - lost their mother that night—a week before Christmas.

 

The investigation has revealed that at approximately 5:15 p.m. on the date of her murder, Sherri was Christmas shopping at the Belk Store in Culpeper. Store video surveillance shows that as Sherri is leaving the store, an unidentified male holds open the door for her and engages her in conversation. We are asking for this man, or anyone who can identify this man, to contact the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office. It is believed that he is one of the last persons to see Sherri alive and we would like to speak with him concerning any information that he may have that would be pertinent to the investigation.

 

We are asking if anyone has any information that might be related to this crime to contact us via any of the following means:

- via telephone at 540.829.9750;

- via Culpeper Crime Solvers at 540.727.0300 to remain anonymous;

- via email at flucas@culpepercounty.gov;

- via email at tips4warner@gmail.com - an e-mail account set-up by the Sheriff’s Office for anonymous submission of information; or

- via mail or in-person at Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office - 14023 Public Safety Court - Culpeper, Virginia 22701.

Regardless of how insignificant you think your information might be, or even if you think we already are aware of it, please let us assess the revelance of your tip.  We remain committed to finding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Sherri Warner.

 

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Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office arrested four men for the fatal stabbing of Corey D. Clanagan, 19, of Culpeper, and shooting of Conner A. Settle, 21, of Front Royal, that occurred around midnight Sunday, November 2, 2014, in the 11000 block of Cherry Hill Road, Culpeper.

 

Early this morning, three search warrants were executed simultaneously in Spotsylvania County and the City of Fredericksburg. With the assistance of the U.S. Marshals, U.S. Army, Virginia State Police, Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office, and Fredericksburg Police, Jonathan E. Milton Jr., 21, of Fredericksburg, was arrested on Felony charges of murder/lynching by mob, use of a firearm in the commission of a Felony, maliciously shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, and aggravated malicious wounding. Tonie M. Jones, 18, and Ricardo D. Powell, 25, both of Spotsylvania, are charged with Felony murder/lynching by mob. Daniel M. Akordor, 23, of Fredericksburg, was apprehended in Richmond with the assistance of Virginia Commonwealth University Police for Felony murder/lynching by mob. They are held without bond at Culpeper County Jail.

 

One suspect remains at large: Donell D. Easter Jr., 20, of Fredericksburg, is wanted for Felony murder/lynching by mob. Information about his whereabouts can be provided anonymously through Culpeper Crime Solvers number at 540.727.0300. The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division can be reached at 540.727.7523 or through the E-911 center at 540.727.7900. Sheriff Scott Jenkins thanks the public for their continued assistance, which has included over two dozen tips received through Culpeper Crime Solvers and tips4corey@gmail.com-<mailto:tips4corey@gmail.com-> an e-mail account set-up by the Sheriff’s Office for anonymous submission of photos, videos, or information.

 

We would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in the investigation and arrests of the suspects: Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office, Fredericksburg Police, VSP, Fairfax Police, Fauquier Sheriff’s Office, Stafford Sheriff’s Office, Rappahannock Regional Jail, US Marshals, VCU Police, US Army, and Culpeper Police Department. We also thank Culpeper Commonwealth Attorney Megan Frederick for her support and work in obtaining search and arrest warrants in this case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever wanted to know more about police work?

 

The Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy is a four-week program designed to provide those who live and work in Culpeper County with first-hand information and hands-on experience so they gain a better understanding of how the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office operates. The Academy is taught by Deputies and department personnel in their own areas of expertise. Four weekly sessions cover a range of topics, including patrol, dispatch, jail, courthouse, and special operations, investigations, active shooter and work place violence, and more. Students will tour the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, County Jail, County Courthouse, and Culpeper Joint 911 Center, and they will have the opportunity to visit the firing range and obtain a certificate of completion that demonstrates their competence with a handgun as required for a concealed carry permit. Applicants will have to pass a background check before being accepted into the Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy. Classes will begin in January 2015 and will be held on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



 

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