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Augusta County man wanted on several charges


Update: Dec. 6, 1:47 p.m. A joint operation between the U.S. Marshall Service and the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the arrest of John R. Halterman Jr.

Halterman was arrested, without incident, in the Fishersville area today.  The Augusta County SWAT Team and members of the negotiation team assisted with the operation.

He will be held at Middle River Regional Jail once processed.  Additional charges are pending.


Original post: Nov. 20, 1:22 p.m. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a wanted person.

John Halterman Jr., 41, is wanted for a probation violation, brandishing a firearm, discharge a firearm at/within a dwelling, two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, abduction, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Halterman, a 5’8″, 160-pound white man, should be considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone has any information about this wanted person, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.