Crime and Courts for March 10

Drug, other charges follow traffic stops

Three men face charges of drug possession and eluding police after a traffic stop led to a brief chase on Indian Run Road on Friday, March 4.

After Sheriff’s Capt. J.C. Welch attempted to stop a 2002 Chevy pickup that had apparently defective equipment, the vehicle kept going — turning onto Indian Run Road. Welch said that while the occupants attempted to switch drivers, the vehicle ran off the road and down an embankment, crashing through a fence. Differing amounts of prescription drugs were found in the possession of all three men, according to arrest reports.

Justin Allen Dodson, 22, of no fixed address, was charged with a felony — eluding a police officer. Dodson also faces misdemeanor charges of permitting an unlicensed person to operate a vehicle.

David Andrew Herrell, 31, was charged with misdemeanor possession of a schedule 4 drug and felony possession of a schedule 2 drug. Joseph Sanford Burns II, 19, was charged with felony possession of a schedule 2 drug, misdemeanor possession of a schedule 4 drug, eluding police and driving on a revoked license. Burns and Herrell are also listed as having no fixed address.

The three remain at Rappahannock County Jail.

After another traffic stop two nights earlier, Devin Arnaz Moore, 31, of Washington, and Carlos L. Martin, 30, of Amissville, were charged by Deputy Nick White on Hinsons Ford Road with distribution of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone. All three charges are felonies, and both men remained in jail after the March 2 arrests.

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