February 2017

February 14, 2017

ROANOKE POLICE MAKE ARREST IN AVALON AVENUE MURDER

Roanoke, Va.- On February 13, 2017 at 5:29 p.m. Roanoke Police responded to the 2600 block of Avalon Avenue NW after a neighbor found a woman dead inside the home.  Evidence at the scene indicated her death was a homicide.  The victim was identified as Tiffany Early Carroll, age 43, of Roanoke.  Officers interviewed witnesses and gathered potential physical evidence at the scene.  Through the course of the investigation, detectives developed Steven Ray Hartman, age 44, of Roanoke County as a suspect.  Officers found Hartman in the 1100 block of 16th Street SE and he was arrested without incident.  Hartman has been charged with one count of second degree murder. Hartman had been involved in a relationship with Carroll. Officers also served him with three outstanding warrants from Roanoke County.  He was taken to the Roanoke City Jail.  The investigation is ongoing.  The body has been taken to the Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy.  

February 28, 2017

ROANOKE POLICE CONDUCT DEATH INVESTIGATION AFTER MAN FOUND ON DALETON AVENUE NE

Roanoke, Va.- On February 27, 2017 at 6:48 a.m. Roanoke Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of Daleton Avenue NE to investigate a report of a person down in a yard.  Officers observed that the individual had a wound to his upper body and was holding a knife. Emergency responders from Roanoke Fire EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.  He was identified as Brandon Dale Meador, age 28, of Roanoke.  Officers collected potential evidence, interviewed neighbors, and are attempting to develop a time line of the activities of Meador prior to his death.  An autopsy was performed this morning at the Medical Examiner's Office and a manner of death has not been determined. The incident is a death investigation and is ongoing at this time.  Anyone with information can call the RPD tip line at 540-344-8500.  Callers can choose to remain anonymous.