Washington County Virginia Sheriff's Office

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

A suspicious person call at a local business has resulted in multiple drug charges placed against a Tazewell County man. According to Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman, Deputy Jerry Farley was given a suspicious person call for a man inside the Abingdon, VA Walmart on March 22, 2018 at approximately 2:21 am. Deputy Farley spoke with employees of the store and discovered the male subject had been observed cutting packages open with a knife and placing the products in his pocket. The male subject was located inside the store and deputies made contact with him. Deputy Farley recovered two knives and store merchandise from the subject’s person. A consent search was conducted on the subject’s vehicle in the parking lot by Deputy Scott Adkins and Deputy Farley. Deputies recovered baggies containing methamphetamine, pills, suboxone strips, digital scales and over $600 in cash from the vehicle and subject. Truman Odell Bradshaw, age 41, of 853 East Street, Richlands, VA, has been arrested and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of alprazolam, misdemeanor possession of suboxone, felony possession with intent to sell or distribute methamphetamine and felony possession with intent to sell or distribute suboxone. Bradshaw is being held at the Abingdon facility of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail on a $3,500 secure bond. * An arrest warrant is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the government to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.