On Jan. 14, Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Deputy M.C. Dodson stopped a vehicle on Warren Avenue for not displaying vehicle tags. The driver, 33-year-old Robert Wells of Toledo, Ohio, was found with an undisclosed amount of marijuana. Wells was charged with misdemeanor possession and driving with a suspended license. He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 12.
On Jan. 18, the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance at a house in Chester Gap where Dodson arrested Charlene Smelser, 26, and Michael Riggleman, 25, both of Chester Gap, and charged them with misdemeanor assault and battery of a family or household member.
Riggleman was also charged with two counts of felony credit card theft and one count of felony grand larceny. Smelser was released on bond; Riggleman is currently being held without bond at the Rappahannock County Jail.
That same day, RCSO responded to a disturbance at a residence in Flint Hill. Samantha Foreback, age 24, of Flint Hill, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery of a family or household member, misdemeanor possession of a class III controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Foreback was released on bond and is due in court Feb. 5.
Deputy C. Koglin stopped a vehicle driven by 56-year-old Otis Jordan of Amissville on Jan. 20. Jordan was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (his second offense in 10 years) and refusal to submit to a breath or blood test. Jordan was jailed and is due to appear in court on April 2.
On Jan. 27, Dodson stopped a vehicle for speeding and found the two occupants – driver Charles Atwell, 21, of Rochelle, and passenger Ryan Nomeyko, 25, of Madison – in possession of an undisclosed amount of marijuana. Both men were charged with possession; Atwell was also charged with speeding. Both appear in court March 12.
Sgt. R. Dodson arrested 39-year-old Michael Navalaney of Culpeper on Jan. 29 and charged him with petty larceny of prescription medication and felony possession of a schedule I/II drug. The arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation of a reported theft occurring at a residence in Amissville. Navalaney was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court March 12.