Accident Victim Pulls Gun on Rescue Crews in Nelson – Updated 7.28.13 With Arrest Info

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Update via VSP Richmond 7.28.13


NELSON CO. – A Schuyler woman is behind bars following a traffic crash in Nelson County Saturday evening (July 27, 2013).

At approximately 5 p.m., Virginia State Police Senior Trooper E.D. Everhart was called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Rte 6 and Rte 639. A 1991 Ford Taurus traveling east on Route 6 ran off the right side of the road and up an embankment.

The Faber Volunteer Fire Department was first to arrive on scene. As fire department personnel approached the Taurus to render aid to its driver, the woman pulled out a handgun and pointed it at them. The woman finally complied with their commands and dropped the weapon, just moments before the trooper arrived on scene. No shots were fired at the volunteer fire and EMS personnel. The female driver was not injured in the crash.

During the course of the crash investigation, the woman became combative and was finally placed under arrest and, with the assistance of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, transported to the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. A search of the woman’s purse revealed a set of brass knuckles also in her possession.

Samantha D. Tyree-Vest, 25, of Schuyler, Va., was charged with 1st offense DUI, reckless handling of a firearm, brandishing a firearm, and possession of brass knuckles.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Nelson County, VA

A woman who crashed a car in Nelson County Saturday afternoon brandished a gun at firefighters and others who tried to help her, authorities say.

The crash happened on Route 6 east of Route 29 in Faber. Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks tells Blue Ridge Life Magazine that the woman was under the influence of alcohol and possibly something else.

Neighbors who heard the crash tell the Newsplex they ran over to check on the woman involved. They say she appeared to be uninjured, but as they tried to help, she pulled out a gun.

Firefighters from the Faber Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene, and Brooks said she once again brandished a firearm. Firefighters were able to get the woman to put the gun down, and they pulled her out of the car.

The woman, who has not been identified, is in custody at the sheriff’s office. Brooks says no one was injured in the crash.

Virginia State Police are handling the investigation.


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