LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Sheriff’s deputies arrested a bloody and shoeless Kenneth Wadford outside Dickinson’s Store in Mineral about 9 a.m. Monday. Wadford, who is charged with hit and run, had been on the run since a deadly Saturday night crash.
Witnesses said Wadford emerged from the woods with bloody legs, walked into the store and ordered cigarettes and a bottled water. Wadford was sitting on the store’s front porch when police arrived.
He did not resist arrest, a witnesses who shared video of the arrest said to CBS 6 reporter Tracy Sears.
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Police said Wadford was invovled in Saturday night’s wreck on Route 522 in Louisa.
Investigators said Wadford hit the back end of a motorcycle as it turned onto Days Bridge Road. Two people on the motorcycle were thrown from the bike and then run over by Wadford’s van, police said.
When Wadford’s van broke down about a mile from the scene, police said he ran into the woods. The store where police arrested Wadford sits a few miles from the crash scene.
Police identified the couple killed in the crash as Neal Newman, 50, and Joyce Herriot, 53, both from Spotsylvania.
Newman’s family was pleased to hear an arrest was made in the case.
“It’s all we wanted,” Neal’s niece Shonda Newman said.
She said her uncle, who had no children, owned three motorcycles. She added he and Herriot had been dating several years.
Newman, who said her family was deeply religious, said she had nothing bad to say about Wadford.
“I pray that God has mercy on his soul for what he has put my family through,” she said.