News Flash

Posted on: August 2, 2021

DMV OFFERS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AND TIPS FOR PEDESTRIANS AND DRIVERS

Pedestrian Safety

Already in 2021, there have been 80 crashes involving pedestrians.
As we partner with our Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, we wish to remind both pedestrian and driver to "Look Out For Each Other"
Not just in Rocky Mount and other larger pop...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

MISSING TEENS FOUND

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MISSING TEENS FOUND

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Eathan Paul Freeman (pictured), 16 years old of Rocky Mount was reported missing by a family member on July 26th...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: July 27, 2021

ARREST MADE IN GRAND LARCENY CASE

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On July 25th, 2021, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a stolen enclosed trailer that contained equipment and power tools. The trailer was stolen from the Bridgewater Area of Franklin County and has since been located in ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

ARREST MADE IN MARCH 2021 MURDER

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office made an arrest last week on the March 2021 murder of William Kirk Odell.

Maurice Allen Jones was recently charged with 2nd Degree Murder. He is currently being held without bond.

The investigation continues.

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Sheriff News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

MAN CHARGED IN CHILD DEATH

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On Wednesday June 30th, 2021 the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Roanoke Memorial Hospital of a seven-year-old Franklin County child with injuries from a reported fall. The child succumbed from the injuries on Friday July 2...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

NRA "BASICS OF PISTOL SHOOTING" CLASS

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The Office of the Sheriff will be holding in person NRA "Basics of Pistol Shooting" class. This is an 8-hour NRA course that will cover the following topics:
- Pistol Mechanisms & Operation
- Ammunition Fundamentals
- Building Pistol Shooting S...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: July 6, 2021

ARREST MADE IN BOONES MILL INCIDENT

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On June 28th just after 12 noon, the Office of the Sheriff received a 911 call stating there had been a shooting at Cannaday's Sav-A-Bit in Boones Mill. 

After rendering care to the victim and having rescue transport victim to the hospita...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

GOOD INFORMATION FROM BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Grass Clippings on road

Lt. Robert Kimbrel, Bedford PD, summed it up very well in this local television news piece.
Please don't discharge yard clippings onto the roadways. This causes a very real hazard for motorcyclists and those riding bicycles.

Each year, cyclists are...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

IMPORTANT TO WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY

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Great information from the Franklin County Department of Public Safety.

Note #5 on how to turn off the water.

Also remember, use your drying towel to open the door/s/ exiting the restroom area.

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