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Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that deputies had apprehended the Reva man previously convicted of attempted rape in 2007 and accused in last week’s reported brutal rape, abduction and beating of a 21-year-old Culpeper woman.

After a six-day manhunt, Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office detained Shannon Andrae Shanks, a registered sex offender, a day after seeking the public’s help in finding his whereabouts.



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Sheriff Jenkins announces Chief's Memorial Scholarship

Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins is honored to announce that Culpeper County Sheriff's Office is providing an opportunity for two Culpeper County seniors, one senior from Eastern View High School and one senior from Culpeper County High School, to receive a $500 scholarship to a college of their choice while pursuing a degree in Law Enforcement. The scholarship is fully funded by donations to Culpeper County Sheriff's Office.

The CCSO Chief's Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory of two past Chief Deputies of Culpeper County Sheriff's Office both of whom recently died. Former Chief Deputy Russell Lane died on January 3, 2013. Lane was known for his commitment to the youth of Culpeper through his extensive work with the Law Explorers program. Former Chief Deputy Richard C. Woody died November 27, 2012. Woody was a known leader who encouraged, Sheriff Scott Jenkins, to obtain his degree while working in Law Enforcement just as Woody did during his service in Law Enforcement. Both men were well respected in the Culpeper Law Enforcement community and served with honor and integrity.

The scholarship will be awarded based on the applicant's completion of a standard application found on Culpeper County Sheriff's Office website Applications will be accepted from now to June 30, 2013. Please mail completed applications to Deputy David Myers, Community Relations Officer 132 West Davis Street Culpeper, VA 22701. The 2013 CCSO Chief's Memorial Scholarship recipients will be determined by July 15, 2013 and will be notified thereafter.

If you would like to make a donation to the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office Chief's Memorial Scholarship fund, please contact Deputy David Myers at or send your donation to Culpeper Sheriff's Office 132 West Davis Street Culpeper, VA 22701 Attention: CCSO Chief's Memorial Scholarship Fund.





Chief's Memorial Scholarship Application





Culpeper County Introduces Smart911 as New Public Safety Service




Town and County Officials Urge Citizens to Create a Safety Profile Providing Emergency Responders

with Critical Information that Can Save Time and Lives

CULPEPER, Va., May 1, 2013 – Culpeper County announced today that Smart911is now available to all citizens for free to enhance 9-1-1 emergency services. Smart911 enables citizens to create a Safety Profileonline that can include any information about their household that they want 9-1-1 to have in an emergency. When an emergency call is made, their profile is immediately delivered to the 9-1-1 call-taker, resulting in far greater emergency response effectiveness and saved lives.

“Currently when we receive an incoming 9-1-1 call, we have limited information. That is especially true for calls from mobile phones,” said the Director of Culpeper County Public Safety E-9-1-1 Communications Center, William Martin. “Having more information to better understand the situation is an immeasurable benefit to our call-takers.”

Nationally about 70 percent of calls to 9-1-1 are made from mobile phones, which provide limited location information. Including an exact address in a Smart911 Safety Profile can save time during a response, especially if that address is located in a multi-unit building or development. Information from a Safety Profile can also be passed on to responders in the field for more precise, rapid response.

“Knowing what kind of situation we are walking into can help us to better plan our response to save time and ultimately lives,” said Town of Culpeper Police Chief, Chris Jenkins. “I would like to encourage all citizens of our Town and County community to take advantage of the Smart911 technology that is now available. The information that you provide will better inform all first responders, which will assist them in providing the best possible service at the most critical time. Additionally, knowing vehicle information can assist us in locating an accident, and, knowing there are pets on the property can help us provide a safe response for the citizen and our officers.”

Smart911 is a nation-wide service that is entirely private and secure. Citizens can create a Safety Profile at, entering any information they want made available about themselves and family members, a residence, even pets. This can include data on medical conditions, disabilities and/or special needs, children’s photos, home addresses of cellphone callers, home utility details and emergency contacts. According to the Fire Chief of Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Doug Monaco:“Knowing how many people are in a home and where the bedroom locations are can make a significant difference in a home fire.”

Smart911 is currently available in 29 states and more than 350 municipalities. Neighboring counties are also in the process of implementing Smart911 for their residents and visitors. Having a Safety Profile has positively impacted emergency outcomes across the country, including a missing child call where the girl’s photo and physical description was distributed to deputies while the mother was on the phone with 9-1-1. The girl was recovered safely soon after the call was placed and law enforcement were far ahead of the normal timeframe when responding to the call.

“By deploying Smart911 and urging citizens to create a Safety Profile, Culpeper County is demonstrating their commitment to delivering the most effective emergency services possible to area citizens,” said Tom Axbey, president and CEO, Rave Mobile Safety.“Municipalities are realizing how detailed information can dramatically improve emergency outcomes, and as this public/private partnership expands, we can look forward to increased public safety across the entire country.”

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William Martin

Director of Culpeper County Public Safety E-9-1-1 Communications Center
(540) 727-7900














The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Youth Sport's Camps. 


The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office summer sports camps are designed to bring the community and law enforcement officers together to instruct children and teenagers in the community.


In 2012, the Sheriff’s Office offered a football camp and a baseball camp at no cost to participants. For 2013 we are offering two football camps, two soccer camps and a baseball camp, again at no cost.


Funds were raised to support this program during the first annual Scott H. Jenkins Youth Sports Benefit Basketball Game between local law enforcement and local school staff. Monetary donations were also made by Med Express and M.D. Russell Construction.


In each camp the basic fundamentals of each sport are taught to children aged 5 to 16. Each player will have the opportunity to learn new skills and to improve existing skills. There is a strong emphasis on sportsmanship, respect, and teamwork. The goal for each camp is to have participants use lessons related to good sportsmanship and respect on the field and in their everyday lives as they continue to grow and mature.


Applications can be obtained at or at the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office, 132 West Davis Street, Culpeper, VA 22701.


For more information about the Youth Sports Camps, contact Corporal Marshall Keene at or (540) 937-0016









Click on the link above for this weeks Crime Solvers MOST WANTED

Updated 04/29/2013







Date:   Thursday, April 11, 2013
On Thursday evening a Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy shot and killed a suspect at a residence on Oak Forest Drive in Rapidan, Virginia.  Neither of the deputies involved were injured and Sheriff Scott Jenkins  has turned the investigation over to the Virginia State Police.  Any further media inquiries regarding the details of this incident should be directed to the Virginia State Police at this time.
Sheirff Jenkins asks the community to keep the deputies and their families in their thoughts and prayers.







Rhonda Simmons

Culpeper Star Exponent

March 20, 2013



A deadly active shooter situation typically lasts about 10 to15 minutes. In most cases, the attacker acts alone. And the assailant is likely suicidal and possibly suffering from some sort of mental illness.


These are some of the highlights Lt. Bryant Arrington in charge of special operations for the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office shared with folks attending Tuesday’s Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office’s Violence in the Workplace Active Shooter training.



















Rixeyville woman jailed after brief standoff and shot fired

On Jan. 25, 2013, at 10:50 a.m., deputies responded to a call for an attempted suicide at a residence on Fox Glade Lane in Rixeyville.

The caller reported that a woman in the house had a revolver and was threatening to commit suicide.


Upon their arrival, deputies were able to get the caller (another female) and a juvenile out of the house. After approximately 15 minutes, a window of the residence opened and a single shot was fired from within the home. Deputies outside did not return fire.


A short time later the single remaining occupant of the home was taken into custody.


Eight deputies and Sheriff Scott Jenkins responded to the scene; the agency’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team was activated but was not used because deputies resolved the incident quickly and safely.


“I’m pleased that no one was hurt, and I’m very proud of the teamwork and professionalism displayed by all of the deputies today,” Sheriff Jenkins said.

As a result of this incident, Nicole C. Mallory, 28, of Rixeyville, is charged with possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony (a felony offense) and reckless handling of a firearm (a misdemeanor offense).

release above has been edited to reflect this information.)

Media representatives are asked to contact the Culpeper courts for the most up-to-date hearing information.




Culpeper man charged with intent to distribute on school property

On. Jan. 16, 2013, at 7 p.m. a school security officer at Culpeper County High School alerted Cpl. Marshall Keene that people were allegedly smoking marijuana at the nearby Annex building.
One of the men, Gary Robinson, 25, of Culpeper, had five individually packaged bags of marijuana (about 7 grams) in his pocket at the time of Keene’s search.
The second man was not found to be in possession of anything illegal and was released at the scene.
As a result of the incident, Robinson was charged with felony intent to distribute on school property. He was released on his own recognizance.