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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release October 6, 2017 Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynchburg, VA   Charges were issued October 6, 2017 against 23-year-old Kenneth Allen Kelley for second degree murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony related to the July 2, 2017 killing of Phineas Neville a.k.a. Ebony Morgan. Shortly after…
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Lynchburg’s Domestic Violence Response Team Taking Shape

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 Alissa Smith Known as DART, the group is dedicated to improving criminal justice responses to sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in the city of Lynchburg, Donna Nash, grants administrator forthe Lynchburg Office of the Commonwealth Attorney said. Lynchburg DART Coordinator Kelly Glenn said the group is a type of Coordinated Community…
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Grant gives domestic violence fight in Lynchburg nearly half-million-dollar boost

MARCH 2, 2017 Armed with new funds to help assault victims obtain protective court orders and to investigate and prosecute abusers, Lynchburg authorities are ramping up their efforts to fight domestic violence.A federal grant of nearly half a million dollars, secured by the Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, will help pay for initiatives to combat abuse and…
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Lynchburg courts offer advocate for domestic violence victims – New service in Lynchburg to help domestic violence survivors

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 The Lynchburg court system now offers two advocates who specialize in protective orders.The positions are grant funded through the Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney's office and the YWCA of Central Virginia.Debbie Drake and Pam Cooke are available to help domestic violence victims fill out paperwork and get away from dangerous situations."We have women and men…
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Murder Indictment Returned in Slocum Homicide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On June 3, 2013, a Lynchburg Circuit Court Grand Jury indicted 51-year old Scott Christman Miles, of Hopewell, Virginia, with murder in the December 19, 2012 killing of 86-year old Lynda Yeatts Slocum. The accused is the estranged son-in-law of the victim. Lynchburg Police arrested Miles on the evening of June 3,2013 at…
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