Hubert Jason Blackwell, 34 of Staunton, has been charged with abduction and malicious wounding and is being held at Middle River Regional Jail.
In six weeks, Donald Smith, 33, will be sworn in as the second-youngest sheriff in Virginia. Smith, elected sheriff in Augusta County on Nov. 3, is busy trying to build and, to a degree, rebuild as Jan. 1 approaches.
On November 3rd a new Augusta County sheriff will be elected. I for one can say ill be glad when its over. All four candidates have sacrificed a lot to get the job done. These four guys are an extended part of my family and I truly wish them the best of luck. Nobody knows what its like to call someone you work with a brother or sister, Unless you’ve been a police officer, or a deputy, you wouldn’t know.
Who do you think is going to win the Augusta County sheriff race? It’s a common questions these days in these parts, made virtually unanswerable by the absence of a key analytical tool: polls.
How much does the Augusta County sheriff job cost? Through the end of last week, the four candidates running for the $105,000-a-year position being left open by the retirement of Randy Fisher had spent a total of $179,357.96 on their political campaigns.
Driving around Augusta County, you might have noticed some sign that there is a sheriff race on the ballot in November.
Augusta County native Neil T. Kester will announce his entry into the 2015 race for Augusta County Sheriff on May 19 at 6pm on the steps of the Augusta County Government Center in Verona. Kester’s announcement is open to the public and the press.
Brooks Taylor announced his candidacy for Greene County sheriff on Monday.