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Update – February 12, 2015
Whitney Renee Allman is in custody. On today’s date, officers and detectives with the Albemarle County Police Department located Allman at a residence near Scottsville. She was arrested without incident. ACPD was alerted to her whereabouts after receiving information from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office which had been leading the search for her.She is being held without bond in the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail on the Waynesboro charges and a probation violation from Albemarle County.
Previous Release – January 27, 2015
The Waynesboro Police Department has charged the father of fugitive Whitney Allman with two felonies after he threatened one of the witnesses in his daughter’s pending cases. Deputies with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Wesley Ray Allman, 55 years old of Greenville, at his residence shortly after midnight on January 25. Allman is facing Obstruction of Justice and Threatening to Bomb a Structure because he telephoned a Waynesboro woman, who is a prosecution witness against his daughter, and threatened to kill her and blow up her house. The woman reported it to the Police Department shortly after receiving the calls Saturday morning.Wesley Allman is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail. Whitney Allman remains at large.
Previous Release – January 22, 2015
The Waynesboro Police Department has obtained three additional felony charges against Whitney Renee Allman, 22 years old, who remains at large. The new charges stem from a residential burglary that occurred prior to the abduction incident. Sometime on December 22, 2014, Allman broke into a residence in the Wayne Hills neighborhood of the city and stole four firearms and jewelry. One of those firearms was used in the abduction incident later on the 22nd. The jewelry taken was the engagement ring and wedding band given to the 47 year old victim by her late husband.
Allman is facing the following new charges –
• Breaking & Entering• Felony Theft of a Firearm• Felony Theft of Property over $200
The Police Department has received information that Allman is still in possession of one of the stolen firearms; therefore, she is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information of Allman's location is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at (540) 942-6675 or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1(800)322-2017. Information given to Crime Stoppers may be given anonymously. Callers with information that lead to her arrest in this case are eligible for a cash reward.
Previous Release - January 18, 2015
The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting information on the whereabouts of Whitney Renee Allman, 22 years old, of Afton, VA. She is wanted on one felony count of abduction. Allman was involved in an armed confrontation on December 22, 2014 at the Shell Station, 301 E Broad Street (Broad St & Charlotte Ave). Her accomplice, Maximiliano Martinez-Cruz, is in custody.
Previous Release – December 23, 2014
A Waynesboro man wanted by police on three Waynesboro felony warrants was arrested on December 22, 2014 after threatening a 23 year old Grottoes man with a gun at the Shell Station at E. Broad Street and Charlotte Ave., and forcing him to drive to another location.
The victim called 911 while driving to the Wal-Mart as the suspect followed him after brandishing a handgun and first demanding that he exit the car. The victim was able to convince the assailant to allow him to go to Wal-Mart where it would be better light and more people.
The suspect continued to follow the victim as they neared the Wal-Mart area until the approach of responding officers caused him to flee via west bound I-64.
A short time later the suspect’s abandoned vehicle was found at mile marker 93 on I-64 by Virginia State Police and assistance was requested from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Department K-9 teams in an attempt to track the individual.
The track was ultimately unsuccessful but information led officers to the Emergency Department at Augusta Health in Fishersville. Hospital Security was notified of the possible presence of the armed fugitive and were provided a description of him. The Emergency Department was locked down and arriving Waynesboro officers found the suspect sitting near the security desk. He was given commands, ultimately complied, and was taken into custody. Upon a search of his person incident to arrest a 380 semi-automatic pistol was recovered as well as suspected methamphetamine.
Maximiliano Martinez – Cruz, 22 YOA, is being held without bond in middle River Regional Jail on the three Waynesboro charges dating from November 2nd, 2014, as well as additional charges stemming from last night’s incident.
The charges are as follows:
Outstanding warrants from November 2, 2014
Distribute Methamphetamine Distribute Marijuana Possession of a Firearm while possessing a Schedule 1 or 2 Drug
Charges related to last night’s incident include:
Brandishing a FirearmAbductionPossession of Methamphetamine Possession of a Firearm While in Possession of a Schedule 1 or 2 Drug
Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information in this incident is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at (540) 942-6675 or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1(800)322-2017. Information given to Crime Stoppers may be given anonymously. Callers with information that lead to an arrest in this case are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.