Culpeper police seeking fugitives in robbery and abduction

From left are Devin Michael Copeland, 26, of Front Royal, Antrina Bright, 25, of Culpeper and Quintel Juwan Levenberry, 26, of Woodbridge.

Culpeper police have arrested a woman but are seeking two men, from Front Royal and Woodbridge, wanted in connection with the abduction and robbery of a Culpeper man Feb. 17.

Detectives are looking for Devin Michael Copeland, 26, of Front Royal and Quintel Juwan Levensburg, 26, of Woodbridge. Copeland is a black male 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 240 pounds. Levenberry stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds.

Arrest warrants charge both men with malicious wounding, wearing a mask, abduction, conspiracy to commit abduction, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, conspiracy to commit abduction and extortion and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Police charged Antrina Bright, 25, of the 600 block of Claire Paige Way, with felony conspiracy to commit robbery and accessory before the fact.

The alleged abduction happened about 11 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. Police were notified by the 26-year-old male victim’s sister that two masked armed men, wearing gloves, had abducted him from Claire Paige Way and were demanding money for his safe return. The victim, calling from his cell phone, told his sister to get the money together and proceed to a location provided by his captors. The victim again called his sister while she was talking to the police.

The victim, his girlfriend and Bright lived together in an apartment on Claire Paige Way.

As police began to investigate, they focused on Bright, who claimed to have been tied up with duct tape by the masked men when they abducted the victim. As authorities questioned Bright, her story began to change, police said.

Sgt. Tim Chilton sent teletype messages to neighboring jurisdictions notifying them of the possible abduction and to be on the lookout for the victim and a suspect vehicle.

Shortly thereafter, the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office received a call of man bound in duct tape who had come to a house in Midland seeking help after being thrown from a car. The victim was transported to Fauquier Hospital where he was treated and released for abrasions and contusions to his face, arms and legs.

Police have identified Copeland and Levenberry as suspects. Both men knew the victim, police said.

Due to the nature of the case, Culpeper County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gary Close already has assigned an attorney to prosecute the case.

“Because of suspected gang ties, I will be assigning David Barredo, who handles gang-related cases,” said Close.

Bright is being held in the Culpeper County Jail. She is scheduled for preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m., Monday, April 12.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Copeland and Levenberry may contact Detective Sgt. Andrew Terrill at 540-829-5521or anonymously call Culpeper Crime Solvers at 540-727-0300.

From a release.

Published in: on February 24, 2010 at 2:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

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