Campbell County News Release: The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is seeking Daniel Lee Bessette, 35, who is wanted on six warrants. He is wanted for two counts of felony assault on a family member, third offense; one count of felony probation violation; one count of felony failure to stop for law enforcement officer; one count of misdemeanor reckless driving; and one count of misdemeanor driving suspended. Bessette is known to have lived in the Concord and Evington areas. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Bessette, please call the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at 434-332-9580 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. You could earn up to $1,000 in reward.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A former CIA employee serving a 3 1/2 year-prison for leaking government secrets to a reporter is taking his case to a federal appeals court.A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear Jeffrey Sterling’s case Tuesday.A jury convicted the 49-year-old on all counts last year after he was charged under the Espionage Act for leaking details of a CIA mission to New York Times journalist James Risen.Prosecutors portrayed Sterling as a disgruntled former employee who exposed a plan to stall Iranian ambitions to build a nuclear weapon in an attempt to discredit the CIA.Sterling’s attorneys and other advocates claim prosecutors only went after Sterling because Risen’s story made the CIA look foolish.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia man who police say set his girlfriend on fire, killing her, has been arrested in the Richmond area. Media outlets report that Lewis Edward Reeder was arrested Thursday, one day after the death of his alleged victim, 64-year-old Delores Williams. Fairfax County police say officers responded to an Alexandria home on Nov. 19 for the report of a house fire and a disorderly man. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and found that Williams had been badly burned. Police say Williams and Reeder, her live-in boyfriend, had been arguing when he set her on fire. Reeder fled from the scene and evaded authorities until his arrest. Reeder was sought for aggravated malicious wounding, although police say additional charges are possible. It’s unclear if Reeder has an attorney.