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Man arrested in Waynesboro - Abduction by force

On Thursday, October 7, 2021, at approximately 10:03 am, the Waynesboro Police Department responded to the 600 block of West Main Street for a call by Michael Shores, a 50-year-old-male from Waynesboro, advising he was holding a wanted male at gunpoint.

Officers responded to the 600 block of West Main Street and located Shores holding a male at gunpoint. The investigating officers learned Shores thought the male was wanted on felony warrants and was armed and dangerous.

The responding officers verified the male victim's identity and dispelled that the male was armed or had any active warrants for his arrest. Subsequently, the officers seized Shores' weapon and later arrested him on the following alleged offenses:

1. 18.2-53.1 Use of a Firearm in the commission of a felony


2. 18.2-47 Abduction by force (Felony)

3. 18.2-282 Brandish a firearm (Misdemeanor)

4. 18.2-128 Trespass on church or school property


Shores is currently being held at Middle River Regional Jail with no bond.

teenager under arrest

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