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Warren County, Virginia

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977 Wilderness Dr 5-18-18

Warren County, VA - On May 18, 2018 at approximately 12:12 a.m. the Warren County Sheriff’s Office received a call referencing a male with a shotgun at 997 Wilderness Road who was very unstable and reportedly would not allow his wife and children to leave the residence. Deputies responding encountered the male who was identified as Kurt Jankowski, 33 years old, of 997 Wilderness Road. Communications were established with the suspect who then surrendered and was taken into custody. There were no injuries during the incident. Jankowski was transported to the Warren Memorial Hospital for an evaluation. He was released from WMH and was charged with 18.2-308.1:3. Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearm by persons involuntarily admitted or ordered to outpatient treatment (Class one misdemeanor) and served with an Emergency Protection Order. Jankowski is being held without bond at the RSW Regional Jail.

Virginia State Police also arrested Matthew McKenzie 39 years old of 109 Keller Court Winchester VA for 18.2-308.1:4. Purchase or transportation of firearm by persons subject to protective order, stemming from the incident at 997 Wilderness Road. Matthew McKenzie was given a $10,000 unsecured bond by the magistrate.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by units from the Front Royal Police Department, Virginia State Police and Warren County Fire and Rescue.


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May 18, 2018

Major Mike Arnold



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