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Taylor Bowie: A life cut short by tragedy

altEditor’s note: June 29 will mark the first anniversary of 19-year-old Taylor Bowie’s death. The following is a tragic story of how a young woman, who

Bowie’s death prompts drug probe, 10 arrested

Prompted by the death of Taylor Bowie, the King George County Sheriff’s Dept. recently concluded an extensive investigation into a ring of prescription drug distribution.  That investigation recently yielded the arrests of 10 people, < >

 

was raised in a strong family and surrounded by supporting love, was torn apart by horrendous calamity and bad choices made with drugs and friends. Recently three of those friends — Derek Lee Brynteson, 19; Ashley Rae Morrissette, 19; and Kevin Christopher Hoover, 22 — were sentenced to six-month prison terms for possession of the controlled substance that has been implicated in her death. But while those three serve out their guilty verdicts in the case surrounding Taylor, there remains only one voice speaking out for the victim: Her mother’s.

There are no local memorials to Taylor Bowie, but perhaps there should be. A statuesque blonde with movie-star looks and a magnetic attraction, she could have been the real-life model for the Mattel toy doll “Barbie.” Popular and smart, most things would have come easy to her.

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Dahlgren 7/11 robbery suspect arrested

On 04-28-2011 the 7-11 in Dahlgren, King George Deputies responded to a 911 call reporting an armed robbery at 05:44am. Upon arrival the clerk reported a person entered the store walked around the counter and threatened her with a knife, demanding money from the register. Video provided a complete visual of the suspect. One of the deputies on scene provided a name of which was confirmed by an additional witness. Later in the morning a person went to the 7’11 and stated they heard about the robbery and stated they may have given the person a ride. That witness was able to identify the suspect from being a past acquaintance.

Lisa L. Smith DOB 6-24-70 of King George was arrested for armed robbery and is being held without bond.

King George drug arrests

On 4-27-2011 the King George County Sheriff’s Office concluded an extensive investigation into a ring of prescription drug distribution brought to light by the death of Taylor Bowie on 06-29-2010.  Ten (10) people have been arrested on a total of fifty two (52) indictments. Pharmaceuticals are the second most abused and illegally distributed drugs in the United States.

The King George Sheriff’s Office and the King George Commonwealth Attorney’s Office committed itself to this strong initiative in order to combat the rising tide of prescription pill distribution, following the death of Ms Bowie.  The three people most closely associated with Ms Bowie’s death have already been arrested and convicted and are serving their sentences.

The investigation was conducted by a Regional Drug Task Force, which includes law enforcement from Westmoreland Sheriff’s Office, Colonial Beach Police Department, Virginia State Police, Naval Criminal Investigative Service and King George Sheriff’s Office.

--Sheriff S. F. Dempsey

King George Sheriff's Office

 

New boundary lines drawn for King George election districts

The King George Board of Supervisors last week unanimously approved new boundary lines for election districts following a public hearing with only one comment from the public. The comment was in fact a clarification requested by resident John Heffernan about the proposed mapping changes.

The changes to the county’s election district ordinance were approved last Tuesday, April 19, and have been forwarded to the U.S. Department of Justice for review under the Voting Rights Act, with approval expected by the end of May.

View the adopted election district map <HERE>; View the current election district map <HERE>

Prior to the vote, Board of Supervisors Chairman Joe Grzeika commented on the process, saying, “As a

Read more: New boundary lines drawn for King George election districts

Me and My Guy Dance

Girl Scouts from the King George Service Unit were dressed up and ready to dance Saturday evening at the Hopyard Farms clubhouse. The occasion was the masquerade dance, Me and My Guy. 

The young ladies danced with their escorts, but first they whirled around the dance floor on their own.

 

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