Bedford County authorities say a deputy sheriff has fatally shot a man who led him on a chase in which the suspect struck a police cruiser. Bedford Sheriff’s Major Ricky Gardner says a deputy spotted a vehicle driving recklessly on a dead-end road Tuesday night. Gardner says the suspect’s vehicle struck the front of the deputy’s vehicle, and the suspect got out and shots were fired. The victim was dead when he arrived at Bedford Memorial Hospital. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave and State Police are investigating.
Advocates for those with brain injuries have recognized State Senator Creigh Deeds (D- Bath County) and former Vietnam POW Paul Galanti.
Two 18-year-old men are behind bars following incidents in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
The Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office is warning consumers about a new scam that involves text messages.