From the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: On Sunday November 29, 2015, the office received a call to Johnson School Road in Thaxton reference to dogs being shot at. Bedford County deputies responded and identified Jeremy Johnson as the suspect. A warrant was obtained for Johnson and when deputies returned to his residence to arrest him they located evidence of possible narcotics activity. Bedford County Sheriff’s Vice Investigators were notified and a search warrant was obtained to search the residence. While searching the residence investigators located nine one pot methamphetamine labs and two firearms. Jeremy Lee Johnson, age 25, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty, reckless handling of a firearm, possession of methamphetamines, manufacturing methamphetamines, and possession of narcotics while in possession of firearms. He was transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center, where he is being held without bond.
Consultants hired to determine economic opportunities available in the Exit 150 area of Botetourt County have released their report. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more details on the area officials have named Gateway Center:
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UPDATE: Chesterfield County- Virginia State Police are still investigating Sunday night’s crash of a charter bus in North Chesterfield County. At this stage of the investigation, the trooper has determined that speed was a factor in the cause of the crash. State police has also been in contact with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concerning the crash.
Earlier: Virginia State Police are investigating an overturned bus crash that occurred around 7:15 p.m., on November 29th in North Chesterfield County. A charter bus was traveling south on the Powhite Parkway/Route 76 when it took the ramp to Chippenham Parkway/Route 150 south. As the bus came through the curve of the ramp, the driver lost control and the bus overturned onto its side. The bus, operated by Abbott Bus Lines of Roanoke, had 50 passengers and a driver on board at the time of the crash. Approximately 34 of the passengers and the driver were transported to six Metro-Richmond hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. One passenger is being treated for serious injuries. The passengers are students returning to the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Radford University. The bus picked the students up at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and was initially headed to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The bus driver, 58-year-old Thomas Chidester of Salem, is charged with reckless driving.