Police: 1 arrested, 1 wanted after robbery that put Heritage schools on lockdown

As part of the investigation, Sheldon Cameron Anderson, 30, has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute (LPD)

UPDATE: 8:15 p.m.

Lynchburg Police said they were called to an Aaron Place apartment for a report of two men fighting around noon, Wednesday.

It was reported that one of the two was armed with a gun.

Before officers got to the apartment, police said the man with the gun reportedly fled on food in the direction of Wards Ferry Road.

Police said the suspect who fled on foot is described as being in his 20's, approximately 5-foot-11, weighing about 200 pounds, wearing khaki pants, a black hoodie, and white tennis shoes.

They said the victim reported to them that he had been robbed by an unknown man outside his home, where the suspect took cash and jewelry.

Police said all indications are that it is an isolated incident and there does not appear to be any immediate danger.

As part of the investigation, Sheldon Cameron Anderson, 30, has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit is continuing this investigation, which is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this crime, be it witnessing individuals leaving the area, arguing outside, or anything you believe to be pertinent to this case, is asked to contact Detective D.S. Dempsey at (434) 455-6161 or call Crime Stoppers.


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg Police said Heritage High School and Heritage Elementary School were placed under a lockdown Wednesday, January 10 as a precaution.

Officers responded to the 100 block of Aaron Place near Wards Ferry Road around 12 p.m. Wednesday to investigate a situation involving to men fighting with a possible weapon involved.

They say they are investigating the incident as a robbery.

They said before officers got there, one of the suspects fled the scene on foot, possibly carrying a gun.

Because the area is so close to the schools, police said the decision was made to put them both on lockdown as a precaution.

The lockdown will continue until students leave for the day, although the incident appears to be isolated and did not happen on school property or appear to be related in any way to the schools.

Police said officers will remain in the area while the investigation is continuing.

This is a breaking news story, check back for updates.

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