Sheriff’s Report: Accident closes 211

Traffic on U.S. 211 was blocked for about seven hours overnight June 16 and 17 after a tractor trailer carrying some 20,000 pounds of copper bales overturned on the road west of Sperryville.

The Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Department responded to assist the Virginia State Police after the accident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16.

Stephen Earl Gardner, 49, of Fredericksburg, Va., was driving the 2007 Peterbilt truck when it overturned as he was negotiating a turn, according to Deputy B.R. Johnson. No charges were filed.

U.S. 211 was blocked until about 6:30 a.m. June 17.

In other incidents, the sheriff’s office responded to a domestic dispute on Pine Drive on June 19. Deputies arrested Kelly Scogno, 23, and James F. Brett, 25, on charges of assault on a family member.

The office also received a report of a larceny from a building. Deputies responding to a residence on Zachary Taylor Highway on June 16 were told that someone had taken money from a box in a building on the property. The dollar amount taken was not listed in the incident report.

In another case, a resident of Oven Top Lane reported to the sheriff’s office on June 15 that someone had taken a sign at the end of the driveway that had the words “Cornhole Games” printed on it.

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