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County mulls in-lieu money for wetlands

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing for Dec. 8 on a proposal...

County board tables Beach road proposal

The Westmoreland Board of Supervisors, representatives from the Virginia Department of Transportatio...

Montross using state grant to spruce up town

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Revitalization took center stage at the Oct. 28 Montross Town Council meeting.
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Oldhams man gets 20 years for shooting

A Westmoreland County man entered a plea of no contest Oct. 17 to seven felony counts in Westmorelan...

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Altercation results in drive-by shooting

Johnathon N. Bowen, age 26 of Montross, has been arrested and charged with seven felonies involving a drive-by shooting into a residence just outside of Colonial Beach.

The residence was occupied by three adults at the time of the shooting, but fortunately no one was injured from the bullets that penetrated the residence in the 200 block of Mount Vernon Drive in Westmoreland Shores.

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, Bowen was arrested at a residence in Presidential Lakes in King George County. Arresting officers included Captain Chris Hawkins, Detective Donald Jones and Sheriff’s Deputy Toni Moles of the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office. Two sheriff’s deputies from King George County assisted Westmoreland County with the arrest.

Deputy Moles responded to a call of shots being fired into a residence from a car in the early morning hours of Dec. 18. Sheriff C.O. Balderson said that one of the residents at the home in Westmoreland Shores reportedly had an altercation with Bowen hours before the shooting. At approximately 3:25 a.m., three shots were fired at the residence. The occupants alleged the shooter was Bowen.

Detective Jones was called in to investigate, and later, the suspect was located in a residence in King George where Westmoreland and King George County Sheriff’s Officers arrested him.

Bowen was taken to the Northern Neck Regional Jail and is being held without bond on seven felony charges: one count of attempted malicious wounding; three counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling; and three counts of discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle.

Bowen will have his first court appearance on January 7, 2014, in Westmoreland County General District Court.

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