Three arrests made in connection with missing Captain Kevin Quick
Mersadies Shelton, Shantai Shelton and Daniel Mathis (left to right) were arrested in the disappearance of reservist police captain Kevin Quick.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WTVR)–Three Albemarle siblings were arrested in the city of Alexandria in connection with the disappearance of 45-year-old police captain Kevin Quick, who was last seen around 10:15 p.m. Friday, according to Virginia State Police.
They were taken into custody without incident, from a hotel near I-395 and Duke Street in Alexandria.
Mersadies Shelton, age 20, and Daniel Mathis, age 18, have been charged with one felony count each of grand larceny, in connection with the vehicle. The other sister, 24-year-old Shantai Shelton, was taken into custody on outstanding arrest warrant in Louisa County.
All three are being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange County.
Captain Quick has not yet been found. Police continue to search for him, and became concerned for his safety over the weekend after pictures surfaced of two unidentified individuals, and Quick’s vehicle.
At this stage of the investigation, state police say that they have not confirmed the identity of the individual’s in the footage.
Quick vanished en route to visit a friend in Albemarle County 20 miles away from his mother’s home in Afton, according to police.
He was going to see the mother of his four-month-old daughter at the time of disappearance. He has been legally separated from his wife since 2007, but the divorce has not been finalized.
“He had family plans on that Saturday, uh, a birthday party for his youngest brother,” Sgt. Brian Edwards said. “Every indication is that he was taken involuntarily.”
An ATM camera at a bank captured two individuals and Quick’s 4Runner, in Fork Union, around 11:40 p.m. Friday.
The next day an ATM camera captured a picture of the same individuals, in Manassas.
Originally state police identified the suspects caught on ATM surveillance as male, but that language has since been amended.
Sunday Quick’s vehicle was connected to a getaway vehicle used in an armed robbery and shooting around 7 p.m. at a Louisa County residence off Mica Road.
Mathis has been charged with that armed robbery that occurred during Super Bowl Sunday, and will be in court Thursday. The man robbed by Mathis spoke to CBS 6 and said that Mathis suddenly snapped, brandished a gun and demanded money–after about 10 minutes of casual conversation.
“I grabbed the gun and put my finger in the trigger well and I fought back,” Edward Chaplain said.
The two tussled and Chaplain said he shoved Mathis out the door as a shot was fired. He said Mathis fled the scene.
Quick’s SUV popped up in Louisa Monday, off Cedar Hill Road, adding more twists and turns to this bizarre disappearance.
The vehicle was recovered in such a remote location that whomever left it there had to be picked up, spokeswoman Corrine Geller said.
State Police hope that someone somewhere saw something on any one of these days.
Neighborhood merchants, friends and family pooled together a growing pot of money that has grown to $30,000, for information that leads to an arrest in this case.
Virginia State Police say they are still heavily relying on the public for information.
Quick is a white male about 6’1″ tall, age 45, weighs about 200 pounds, has brown hair and hazel eyes, medium build and has a scar above his eye.
Quick was last seen wearing a tan Columbia pullover, blue jeans and tennis shoes.
If you live in the Cedar Hill Road area and saw Quick’s silver SUV or noticed any car or activity that seemed suspicious, they want to hear from you.
To contact State Police, call #77 on your cell phone or 434-352-7128.