Police make 3 arrests in search for missing Va. officer

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP/WAVY) — Police searching for a missing reserve Virginia police officer say they have arrested three siblings in connection with the case.

Virginia State Police said at a news conference Wednesday that two women and a man — siblings from the same address in Albemarle County — were arrested Tuesday night in Alexandria.

Mersadies Shelton, 20, and Daniel Mathis, 18, were arrested at a hotel around 11 p.m., charged with the theft of Waynesboro Police Capt. Kevin Wayne Quick’s vehicle, which was found abandoned. Shantai M. Shelton, 24, was was also arrested at the hotel, but on an unrelated outstanding warrant issued by the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office.

Additionally, Mathis was served four felony warrants and three misdemeanor warrants issued by the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office for his connection to an on-going investigation.

All three are being held at the Central Virginia Regional Jail without bond.

45-year-old Quick was reported missing Saturday after he failed to show up at his girlfriend’s house in Louisa County late Friday. She lives about 20 miles from his Rockfish home and received texts from Quick saying he was on his way.

Quick’s abandoned SUV was recovered Monday at a residence in Mineral, Va. State police say surveillance video captured two unidentified men driving the SUV in Manassas over the weekend. The same two men were captured on surveillance video Friday night in Fork Union.

During the press conference Wednesday, VSP spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the SUV was connected to an armed robbery and shooting at a Louisa County residence Sunday night.

The Waynesboro business community has offered a $30,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to Quick’s discovery. Anyone with information about his whereabouts or the three Shelton siblings is asked to call Virginia State Police at 434-352-7128.

Reserve officers wear the same uniforms as full-time officers, have limited arrest powers and carry a firearm.

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