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Culpeper Police Department Make Two Arrests in the SunTrust Bank Robbery


Press Release from Culpeper Town Police:

Detectives of the Culpeper Police Department have made two arrests in connection to the January 6th, 2015 bank robbery that occurred at the SunTrust Bank located in the Meadowbrook Shopping Center.
On February 3rd, 2015, Detectives of the Culpeper Police Department arrested and charged Giovanni A. Waters, age 31, of the 1100 block of Vantage Place in Culpeper. He was charged with Felony Possession of a Firearm after being a Convicted Felon and being an Accessory After the Fact, which is a Misdemeanor. Mr. Waters is currently incarcerated in the Culpeper County Jail.

On February 9th, Detectives charged Edward L. Ferris, age 29, of the 15000 block of Gibson Mill Road in Culpeper with Felony Armed Robbery of the SunTrust Bank, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Felony Wearing a Mask in Public.

Mr. Ferris was already incarcerated in the Culpeper County Jail for an unrelated Fail to Appear charge. Detectives and members of the Street Crimes Unit located Mr. Ferris inside Mr. Waters’ residence on January 29th. He was held without bond on this unrelated charge.

“Detectives from the Culpeper Police Department have worked on this investigation for hundreds of man hours. This investigation is fluid and is still active at this time” states Lieutenant Andrew Terrill.

Currently, this investigation is still being investigated by the Culpeper Police Department and the F.B.I. First Sergeant Todd Durica, of the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office has also been instrumental in this case as well.

“This has truly been a team effort of law enforcement working together to make sure violent criminals are held accountable for their actions as well we’re very appreciative from the citizens in the case that provided information to us directly or through Culpeper CrimeSolvers” states Chief of Police Chris R. Jenkins.

This investigation is still active and on-going by the F.B.I and the Culpeper Police Department, as more arrests are expected in this case. Again, if anyone has any information in this case or has any information pertaining to Mr. Ferris or Mr. Waters is asked to call Detective Luke Altman at (540) 829-5507 or you can always remain anonymous with Culpeper CrimeSolvers at (540) 727-0300.

Mountain Run Visitors Shot to Death – Police ask for Public Assistance

Police Command Center at Mountain Run Lake

Police Command Center at Mountain Run Lake

Press release by Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins and Culpeper Town Police Chief Chris Jenkins:

Culpeper Police Department and Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a joint death investigation at Mountain Run Lake Park. At about 5:35 PM, two adults- one male, one female- were found deceased in a vehicle, both with obvious signs of trauma. They were found by a citizen visiting the park.

The victims have been identified as Amber Lynn Martin, 21, of Madison, Virginia, and Johnny Bynum, 30, of Delaware. Both died of apparent gunshot wounds. Agencies are not looking for a suspect at this time.

Anyone who visited the lake on Thursday, February 19 and/or heard or saw anything suspicious is asked to contact dispatch at 540.727.7900.

Mountain Run Lake Investigation

Mountain Run Lake Investigation

Local Resident Elected District Governor of Ruritan’s Rapidan District

Newspaper story 12-7-14 Culpeper Star Exponent

Newspaper story 12-7-14 Culpeper Star Exponent

This photo is a scanned copy of a story that appeared in the December 7, 2014 edition of the Culpeper Star-Exponent newspaper.

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