Bassett Woman Killed in Crash on Route 220

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

220crashFORK MOUNTAIN - State police are investigating a crash that killed a Bassett woman Tuesday afternoon. 

A 1987 Jeep Wrangler was traveling west on Fork Mountain Road when it failed to stop and pulled into the path of an oncoming Volvo tractor trailer. The Jeep was hit by the tractor trailer and overturned, state police say.

The driver of the Jeep, Angela Martin, 68, of Bassett died at the scene. Martin was improperly restrained at the time of the crash, only wearing the lap belt but not the shoulder belt. A 7-year-old in the Jeep was not injured.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Ralph Elio, 65, of North Babylon, NY was not injured.

No charges are expected. The crash remains under investigation. 


Investigators Make Arrest Following Shooting in Rocky Mount

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

Jeffrey Wayne Williams Jr

  • Incident: Malicious Wounding

  • Incident Reported: 07/21/2017, 9:08 PM

  • Location of Incident: Chris Dr., Rocky Mount, VA

  • Victim Name: Billy Joseph Doss

  • Victim Age: 33

    • Suspect Name: Jeffrey Wayne Williams Jr.

    • Suspect Age: 21

    • Charges: Malicious Wounding

  • Additional remarks:  The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred on 7/21/17 at approximately 9:08 PM. The Franklin County 9-1-1 Communications Center received the initial call as a breaking and entering with a gunshot wound victim at a residence on Chris Dr.  Deputies arrived on scene and found a male subject inside the residence with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was later identified as Billy Joseph Doss. The suspect, Jeffrey Wayne Williams was also located at the residence. Williams advised that he and a female subject were at the residence. Williams stated that Doss was attempting to make entry in to the house and was shot as an intruder.  Williams has been charged with felony Malicious Wounding and is currently being held without bond. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.



F.C. Deputy Recognized by Board of Supervisors

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

deputy34On June 20th, Deputy Todd Justice was recognized by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors. The BOS presented Deputy Justice a plaque with a resolution outlining the valor and life saving efforts he has displayed in his career. Twice in the past several months, Deputy Justice has utilized his training to save the lives of two residents.

The Office of the Sheriff has nominated Justice for the Deputy of the Year, 2017, through the Virginia Sheriff’s Association.

Presenting the award, Sheriff Bill Overton, Deputy Justice and BOS Chairman, Cline Brubaker

Congratulations to Deputy Todd Justice, well done.