Shifflett Faces New Charges

By: Michael Gorsegner
By: Michael Gorsegner

October 27, 2006

Jeffrey Wayne Shifflett appeared before a Charlottesville judge today on misdemeanor charges of driving on a suspended license. These are the least of the charges he will be facing, including two new charges from Madison County.

"This is somebody that we have been looking for for three, to four, to five months," said Madison County Sheriff Erik Weaver.

Shifflett is believed to be involved in a string of daytime burglaries, including one on Wolftown Hood Road in the Middle River section of Madison County. This morning, Madison County detectives served Shifflett with two warrants but Weaver says there could be more.

"There are two that we are sure that he is involved in, plus several other that we still have an ongoing investigation," he said.

Shifflett was caught yesterday after leading Charlottesville Police on a 12-mile high speed chase. The chase took City Police into Albemarle County at speeds upwards of 100 miles per hour. Sheriff Weaver believes this capture will clear up several open breaking and entering cases in Madison County, putting people's minds at ease.

"It not only makes us happy, it makes the community happy to know that we are doing our job and that we are bring these cases to a closure making them feel secure," he said.

On top of the new charges, Shifflett faces three felony charges in Greene County for breaking and entering and grand larceny. He also faces outstanding charges in Albemarle County along with charges from Charlottesville Police after yesterday's pursuit.

Shifflett will next be in court on Tuesday morning in Madison County.

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