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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














Horace Thompson Owens Jr, 33, is in custody after he escaped from the Culpeper County Jail.


At approximately 10:40 a.m. Monday, September 1, 2014, Owens escaped from the rooftop recreation area. Culpeper County sheriff’s deputies and K9s responded to the jail, and Culpeper Town Police, Virginia State Police K9s, a bloodhound from Fauquier Sheriff’s Office, and Virginia Airborne Search and Rescue helicopter responded to assist in the search. A countywide Code Red message was sent to Culpeper residents, and local media was notified. K9 units tracked Owens to the point he received a ride by automobile.


Law enforcement followed-up on numerous leads received from the public, including one from the Brandy Station area, which led to units apprehending Owens after a brief foot pursuit ending in the 18000 block of Brenridge Drive at about 3:30 p.m.


Owens was charged with escape, a class 6 Felony. Culpeper inmate Joshua I. Fowler, 31, was charged with acting as a principal in the second to Owens’s escape (a class 6 Felony) for giving Owens a boost up the recreation wall, and Lester E. Davis Jr, 18, was charged with obstructing justice, a class 1 misdemeanor. The three remain at Culpeper County Jail.











Horace T. Owens, Jr.

Horace T. Owens Jr. escaped from the Culpeper County Jail in Culpeper.  Ownes is a 33 year-old white male, 5'11", 180 lb, with brown hair and brown eyes.  Owens was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and shorts. Owens is charged with robbery, assault and battery, burglary, abduction, and forging bank records.  Anyone with information is asked to call Culpeper dispatch at 540.727.7900



***UPDATE***Owens has been captured at approximately 3:30pm today in Culpeper County and is currently in custody. Thank you to all Culpeper citizens for their patience and support of Culpeper Sheriff's Office in his apprehension.























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