Wayne County Sheriff's Office

Traffic Alert

Due to the snowy road conditions, there are multiple accidents throughout Wayne County. Currently, West Bound Interstate 70 near the 145 mile marker in Centerville is shut down as multiple vehicles in the same area that have slide off the road. Pleas...

Important Public Announcement

<p><strong>Important Public Announcement f</strong><strong>rom the Office of Sheriff Randy Retter, Wayne County Sheriff's Office</strong></p>
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<p><strong>Subject:</strong>&nbsp;Clarification Regarding Recent Media Reports of Potential Threat</p>
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<p><strong>Attention Residents of Wayne County</strong></p>
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<p>Recent local media coverage has stirred concerns about a potential terrorist threat in our community. As your Sheriff, I aim to address these reports directly and provide you with accurate information for peace of mind.</p>
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<p><strong>Clarification:</strong>&nbsp;Contrary to recent headlines suggesting an imminent terrorist attack, we are presently not aware of any credible information or evidence indicating an immediate threat to public safety in Wayne County.</p>
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<p><strong>Informed and Prepared:</strong>&nbsp;I recently attended the National Sheriff's Association conference, where I engaged in extensive training sessions, including presentations focusing on current global dynamics and their potential impact on local communities.&nbsp; Additionally, we receive regular communications and timely updates on local, state, and national threats to ensure the women and men of the Wayne County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office are best prepared to address what may affect our Wayne County community.</p>
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<p><strong>Global Context:</strong>&nbsp;It is essential to acknowledge that recent conflicts, such as those in Israel, have contributed to heightened tensions and increased hostility towards the United States. However, there is no known specific threat targeting Wayne County at this time.</p>
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<p><strong>Remain Vigilant:</strong>&nbsp;I urge all citizens to remain vigilant and observant of their surroundings. Adhering to the principle of "If you see something, say something" is crucial. Your active participation and timely reporting are instrumental in safeguarding our community.</p>
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<p><strong>Community Partnership:</strong>&nbsp;Together, we can uphold the safety and security of Wayne County. By fostering a strong partnership between law enforcement and the community, we can effectively address any potential threats and maintain the peace and well-being of our neighborhoods.</p>
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<p><strong>Report Suspicious Activity:</strong>&nbsp;Should you encounter any suspicious behavior or activities, please do not hesitate to contact the Wayne County Sheriff's Office immediately. Your swift reporting can help prevent any potential threats from materializing.</p>
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<p><strong>Stay Informed:</strong>&nbsp;For ongoing updates and information, follow our official social media channels and visit our website regularly.</p>
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<p>Let us stand united and vigilant against any potential threats to the safety of our beloved Wayne County.</p>
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<p>Thank you for your attention and cooperation.</p>
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<p>Sheriff Randy Retter</p>
<p>Wayne County Sheriff's Office</p>

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Yesterday morning, shortly after 9am, Wayne County Deputies were dispatched to the 4700 Block of Helm Road in Williamsburg regarding a report of a man with a gun following an altercation. Continued attempts were made to contact the suspect through multiple means. The suspect refused to speak with deputies.

Due to the suspect’s lack of cooperation, Wayne County detectives obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s property. With the assistance of Richmond SWAT and Randolph County Emergency Response Team and their armored vehicle, Shaun Fields, age 45 of Williamsburg, was taken into custody after surrendering peacefully. Shaun was transported to the Wayne County Jail with the initial charges of domestic battery involving a deadly weapon and intimidation with a deadly weapon. Several items of evidence were also recovered from the scene by Wayne County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

All arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. All persons are innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Wayne County Emergency Communications, Randolph County Sheriff's Office, Richmond Police Department, Reid Health EMS, and the Richmond Fire Department Drone Team for their assistance and support!