The lone survivor involved in last week’s fatal shooting in Sperryville was placed under arrest by the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 6. David Linwood (“Buddy”) Pullen, 66, of Sperryville, was being held without bond at the Rappahannock jail on the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Pullen’s stepson, Herbert Wayne Jenkins, 44, also of Sperryville, had been pronounced dead at the scene of the Aug. 3 shooting. An autopsy on Aug. 4 confirmed that Jenkins died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.
Pullen also suffered at least one gunshot wound and was then airlifted to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Pullen’s injury was not life-threatening, according to the Sheriff’s Office, and he was released from the hospital, at which time he was arrested.
Both Pullen and Jenkins lived at the same residence on 3 Bump Lane in Sperryville. That is where the shootings occurred on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 3, around 10 o’clock. Sheriff deputies responded to the scene and found both men shot.
The Sheriff’s Office would not reveal how many guns were involved and would say only that the investigation was continuing, with Lt. J. C. Welch in charge. Other, unofficial sources, however, confirmed that Pullen was married to the mother of Jenkins, and that Pullen and Jenkins were frequently at odds.
No date was set for Pullen’s appearance in Rappahannock District Court.
Jenkins was the son of Anna Pullen of Sperryville and Herbert A. Jenkins of Florida.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Theresa Harrell, of Louisa, whom he loved dearly; his five children, Ashleigh Brown of Ruckersville, Chelsea Lewis, Christopher Lewis, Elijah Jenkins and Logan Jenkins, all of Orange, and his dear friend and companion, Bonny Darrell.
Funeral services were held for Jenkins on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m., at the Found and Sons Funeral Chapel in Culpeper with Pastor John Burke officiating. Interment followed in the Washington Masonic Cemetery in Washington, Va.
Drug arrest; reckless driving charge
The Blue Ridge Narcotics Task Force has arrested Sandra Marlene Weaver, 39, of Amissville on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possessing a controlled substance and possessing or distributing controlled paraphernalia.
The arrest was made Aug. 7, according to the Rapphannock Sheriff’s Office, which is a member of the regional task force.
The Virginia State Police reported that Louis Anthony Valquez, 31, of Baltimore, faces a reckless driving charge after he crashed his motorcycle on U.S. 211 in Rappahannock County on Sunday, Aug. 8 around 1:50 p.m.
Valquez was westbound when he entered a sharp right turn near Route 667.
Sgt. Les Tyler of the State Police said Valquez was driving a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle when he lost control and struck an eastbound 2000 Honda van and a 2002 Honda CRV. He was transported to Fauquier Hospital; the other drivers were not injured.
Trooper P.A. Thomas is investigating the incident.