On January 13, 2015, at approximately 1:30 pm, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Target store in Warren County in reference to a larceny in progress. Deputies had not received any description of the subjects as they arrived on the scene but Deputy G. Phillips observed a male and a female with a small child leaving the store as he was entering. Surveillance video confirmed the subjects leaving the store were the suspects involved in this complaint. Deputy Phillips notified other deputies of the vehicle description and where the vehicle was located at that time. Deputies observed the vehicle as it headed north on 522 and was subsequently stopped by Deputy Charles Brogan.
Upon Deputy Brogan speaking with the driver, the driver gave a false identification and was eventually identified as Gary Thomas Sims of Martinsburg, WV, age 24. The passenger was identified as Amber Nixon of Martinsburg, WV, age 27. Items stolen from Target were video games that were valued over $600.00. The items were found in a diaper bag lined with aluminum foil.
Sims was charged with shoplifting, driving suspended and false information to a law enforcement officer. Nixon was charged with shoplifting and had warrants from Frederick County for shoplifting. The Department of Social Services was called to the scene to take custody of the 12 month old child.
Sims and Nixon were taken to RSW Regional Jail. Sims bonded out on a $6,000 secured bond and Nixon bonded out on a $1,000 secured bond.
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January 15, 2015 Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron
Sheriff Will Run for Fourth Term
Warren County Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron, a 33 year veteran of the sheriff’s office, announces he will seek a fourth term as sheriff in the November 3, 2015 election.
It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Front Royal/Warren County as your sheriff. I am dedicated to continuing to provide the highest level of professionalism and accountability that the sheriff’s office represents and the community expects.
Warren County is not just where I work; it is where my wife Donna, son Eli, daughter Alayna and my family call home. Having a vested interest in my community, I am dedicated to public safety and the quality of life in Front Royal and Warren County.
The great community support of the sheriff’s office and the confidence the citizens have had in electing me to three previous terms has been paramount to our success. I look forward to serving the citizens of Front Royal/Warren County as your sheriff for another term.
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January 8, 2015 Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron
Holiday Season Reminders
Sheriff McEathron wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season and hopes everyone celebrates responsibly. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to know that Deputies will be working extra D.U.I. enforcement patrols to help keep our highways and community safe through the New Year. We encourage motorists to report any erratic driving to your local law enforcement or 911.
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December 23, 2014 Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron
Heroin Distribution Ring
On Friday December 19, 2014 the Front Royal/Warren County Team of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, along with the West Virginia State Police Eastern Panhandle Narcotic and Violent Crime Task Force arrested two suppliers of heroin in a joint narcotics investigation.
The Front Royal/Warren County Team of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force began this investigation in Warren County purchasing small amounts of heroin consistent with personal use. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the sources of the heroin were located outside of Virginia. ATF and WVSP were brought into the investigation to assist with the case.
William Bonds, 30, of Newark New Jersey and Andre Keyes 30, of Martinsburg West Virginia were subsequently identified as suppliers of heroin that was being sold in the Front Royal/Warren County area. Several narcotics transactions were made from Keyes and Bonds. On Friday, December 19, 2014 they were both arrested on Federal charges stemming from the conspiracy to distribute more than one kilo of heroin into the Western District of Virginia.
Sheriff McEathron advises that these suppliers were responsible for a significant amount of the heroin sold in Front Royal/Warren County.
Keyes was arrested in Martinsburg and subsequent search warrants were executed. Approximately 1,250 bags of heroin, approximately three pounds of marijuana, and an undisclosed amount of cash were seized during the arrest and search warrants. During the course of this investigation over 2,700 bags of heroin were seized from this organization. Keyes is currently housed in Rockingham County VA on the Federal charges. Bonds was arrested by ATF agents in Newark New Jersey on the Federal charges. The investigation is ongoing.