Man charged in rape case
The Lynchburg Police Department arrested a Roanoke man July 21 while he was hitch-hiking to FloydFest in Patrick County, according to Lt. Betsy Layman, investigating officer.
Joseph Mark Nastasi, 31, was arrested on indictment charges of rape and forcible sodomy of a 16-year-old girl from the Floyd area, Layman said.
The charges stem from an assault that allegedly occurred at FloydFest in July of 2014, Layman said.
The suspect's name was not known at the time of the incidents, but he was later identified and there was forensics evidence linking him to the crime, Layman said.
A Patrick County grand jury handed down indictments against Nastasi in June.
Nastasi is currently in the Patrick County Jail on no bond.
Sheriff Dan Smith also reported the following arrests:
*William David Fain, 25, of Patrick Springs, was arrested July 27 on a charge of possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance.
Fain was also arrested July 21 on a charge of possession of a firearm by a violent felon.
Investigator T.D. Mikels made the arrests.
*Jerleane Poindexter Bowman, 61, of Mount Airy, N.C., was arrested July 27 on charges of felony hit-and-run, driving without a license, and driving while intoxicated, first offense.
State Trooper P.W. Meade made the arrest.
*Angela Marie Hazelwood, 42, of Patrick Springs, was arrested July 27 on a charge of driving while intoxicated, first offense.
State Trooper N.D. Knight made the arrest.
*Christopher Alan Ramsey, 48, of Spencer, was arrested July 24 on a charge of driving in violation of a habitual offender order.
Trooper Knight made the arrest.
*Christopher Hampton Maxwell, 30, of St. Augustine, Fla., was arrested July 24 on a charge of marijuana distribution.
Deputy R. Ray made the arrest.
*Bartley Ray Lawson, age not available, of Stoneville, N.C., was arrested July 25 on a charge of issuing a bad check.
Deputy J.D. Hubbard made the arrest.
*Mark A. Beckner, 44, of Stuart, was arrested July 26 on a charge of violation of a protective order, with Michael Adkins listed as the complainant.
Deputy W.D. Haymore made the arrest.
*James Charles Anderson, 30, of Claudville, was arrested July 26 on a charge of assault on a family member, with Laura Anderson listed as the complainant.
Deputy B.L. Vipperman made the arrest.
*Sherard Elliott Robinson, 36, of Patrick Springs, was arrested July 21 on a charge of probation violation.
The Danville Police Department made the arrest for Patrick County.
*Arnold Shane Burnette, 36, of Meadows of Dan, was arrested July 22 on a charge of failure to appear in court.
Deputy R.J. Williams made the arrest.
*Christopher Wayne Johnson, 32, of Cana, was arrested July 23 on charges of trespassing after being forbidden to do so and destruction of property, with Nina Newman listed as the complainant.
Deputy Matt Holland made the arrest.
*Lane Alan Waldrop, 34, of Hattiesburg, Miss., was arrested July 24 on charges of assault and battery against a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
Deputy Linda Martin made the arrest.