The latest from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office:
Warren County Sheriff’s Office reports that Travis Jay Sutherly, age 39, of 1171 Sugar Hill Road, Maurertown, VA, has been formally charged with a class 6 felony for destruction of church property, breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, and violation of a protective order.
The charges are from a barricade incident on June 20, 2010 at Grace Bible Fellowship Church, formerly known as Faith Baptist Church, located at 15 Faith Road in Linden, VA. The investigation of this incident is ongoing.
Sutherly is being held without bond at the Warren County Jail.
Update from office of Warren County, VA Sheriff Daniel McEathron:
On June 20 at approximately 5:40 a.m., Warren County Sheriff’s Office received a call advising of a subject inside Grace Bible Fellowship located on John Marshall Highway in Linden, VA. After deputies arrived at the scene, it was determined that a Travis Jay Sutherly, a 39 year old male of Sugar Hill Road in Maurertown, VA had broken in to the church. The subject had barricaded himself inside. According to Sheriff McEathron, after a long day of communications with the subject via phone, as well as attempts at contact on the scene, Mr. Sutherly exited at 4:30 p.m. and was arrested without incident. He is currently being held at Warren County Jail with the investigation of the incident ongoing. The Sheriff’s office was assisted by the Virginia State Police, Front Royal Police Department, and equipment from Mount Weather Police.
By Dan McDermott
Warren County Report
A man is in custody after allegedly breaking into and barricading himself inside Grace Bible Fellowship, a church near Linden, VA Sunday afternoon. More details are expected within the hour but the rumors you may have heard ranging from ‘the feds’ are raiding a prominent local couple’s house to ‘a guy with an AK-47 is running around High Knob’ are wildly inaccurate.
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