WAYNESBORO (AP) — Police say they are looking into a possible gang affiliation with three people arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Virginia reserve police officer.
The three were arrested Thursday night related to the disappearance of 45-year-old Kevin Wayne Quick, a veteran of the Waynesboro reserve police force.
At a news conference Friday in Waynesboro, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said no one has been charged with Quick's death.
An autopsy has yet to positively identify a body found Thursday northwest of Richmond as that of Quick's.
The three arrested Thursday night are 49-year-old Leslie Hope Casterlow and 31-year-old Anthony Darnell Stokes Jr., both of Manassas, and 22-year-old Halisi Uhuru of Danville.
Two Louisa County siblings previously were charged with grand larceny related to the theft of Quick's SUV.
State police say that two Albemarle County siblings, Mersadies Shelton, 20, and Daniel Mathis (aka Shelton), 18, both of the 2600 block of Barracks Road West in Albemarle County, were taken into custody without incident Tuesday night. The arrests took place at a city of Alexandria hotel at approximately 11 p.m. They are each charged by state police with possession of stolen property/grand larceny for the theft of Quick’s silver 1999 Toyota 4Runner. Shelton and Mathis are being held at the Central Virginia Regional Jail on no bond.
Tuesday night a third sibling, Shantai M. Shelton, 24, was also taken into custody at the same Alexandria location on an unrelated outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office. Shelton lives at the same address as her siblings.
Thursday night, with the assistance of Prince William County police, state police took Uhuru, Casterlow and Stokes into custody, who are being held without bond at the Henrico County Jail. Each is charged with one felony count of principal in the second degree and one felony count of gang participation
Shortly before noon Thursday, a body was discovered in a timbered area in Goochland County, where police had been searching for Quick. State police and a Fluvanna County sheriff’s investigator were conducting a search along Old Columbia Road when they located the remains of a male adult. The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination, autopsy and positive identification, which remains ongoing at this time, according to state police.
Investigators are still asking for the public’s help and encouraging anyone with information about Quick or any of those arrested in this case to call the Virginia State Police at #77 on a cell phone or at (434) 352-7128, or any one of the assisting agencies.