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Westmoreland State Park celebrates with governor at 80th anniversary celebration

Westmoreland State Park celebrates with governor at 80th anniversary celebration

Governor Terry McAuliffe and two of his children joined Westmoreland State Park in celebrating 80 ye...

Montross kicks off summer

Montross kicks off summer

After being forced to cancel First Friday and Market Day last month because of rain, organizers were...

Sisson’s Produce ready for summer

Sisson’s Produce ready for summer

Several weeks of rain in May slowed the local fruit and vegetables market temporarily, but Sisson's ...

Stratford Hall board of directors selects new president

Stratford Hall board of directors selects new president

Stratford Hall, the home to the Lee Family of Virginia and one of the state's top tourist destinatio...

Stratford Hall to hold traditional trades fair

Stratford Hall to hold traditional trades fair

Annual event slated for May 28
Stratford Hall, the Westmoreland County plantation that was the home o...

Westmoreland VFD burns house at Stratford Hall in training exercise

Westmoreland VFD burns house at Stratford Hall in training exercise

The Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department received valuable training for fighting a residential hom...

 

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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.

Linda Farneth

 

 

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