Press Release — 01/20/21

On, Jan­u­ary 20, 2021 at approx­i­mate­ly 1:30 AM, War­ren Coun­ty Sher­iff deputies respond­ed to Front Roy­al Police Depart­ment for a report­ed sex­u­al assault of an adult female. It was report­ed to deputies that a 21- year old female had been sex­u­al­ly assault­ed by Dar­rin William Mur­phy, a 52- year old res­i­dent of War­ren County.

The female dis­closed that Mur­phy sex­u­al­ly assault­ed her near his res­i­dence on a grav­el road near a cell phone tow­er in the High Knob area of War­ren County.

Dar­rin William Mur­phy was sub­se­quent­ly arrest­ed and charged with sev­er­al felony charges, includ­ing: Rape and Forcible Sodomy. Mur­phy is cur­rent­ly being held at RSW Region­al Jail with­out bond.

The inves­ti­ga­tion is ongo­ing, any­one who has infor­ma­tion regard­ing this inci­dent is asked to con­tact Inves­ti­ga­tor Pow­ell or Lieu­tenant Nel­son-Haas at (540) 635‑4128.

Approved for release: Cap­tain R.C. Mumaw