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Warren County, Virginia

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Doom Peak Road 5-8-2019

Warren County, VA - On May 4, 2019 at approximately 1624hrs, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from Nicholas Michael Ranstad, of Fayetteville, NC, stating that a male later identified as Sean David Miller had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. When deputies arrived at Miller’s residence located at 239 Doom Peak Rd Linden VA they met with Ranstad and also confirmed that Miller was deceased from a single gunshot wound.

Ranstad was interviewed during the course of the investigation and stated that he was friends with Miller and had recently became concerned for his welfare causing him to travel to Miller’s residence. Ranstad stated that he had gained entry into the residence at which time he located Miller deceased with a single gunshot wound. Ranstad stated he became upset and fired a firearm that was in his possession 4 times into the floor of the residence, prior to deputies arriving on scene.

Ranstad was taken into custody and charged with the following charges:

§ 18.2-279. Discharging firearms or missiles within or at building or dwelling house

§ 18.2-56.1. Reckless handling of firearms

Ranstad was initially held without bond at RSW Regional Jail and later released on a secure bond. There are no further charges pending at this time.

Investigators with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating the incident. The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Investigator Pugh at (540) 635-7100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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May 8, 2019

Sheriff Michael A. Arnold



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