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Charges Related to Officer's Disappearance Dropped

Latest change may signal broader investigation in death of Kevin Quick.

Kevin Wayne Quick was last seen Jan. 31. Photo courtesy of VSP
Kevin Wayne Quick was last seen Jan. 31. Photo courtesy of VSP
Felony charges were dropped this week against Daniel Mathis, 18, and his sister, 20-year-old Mersadies Shelton, according to an ABC7 report. It's the latest courtroom action related to the disappearance of Kevin Quick, a Waynesboro reserve police officer who went missing Feb. 1.

Quick's body was discovered in Goochland County. Mathis and Shelton were held on charges of receiving stolen goods — particularly, Quick's Toyota 4Runner, which was spotted in Manassas soon after his disappearance. Mathis and Shelton still face charges in an unrelated robbery.

The latest move in court follows dropped charges against four others, including two Manassas residents, who were first held on charges related to Quick's death.

Like Mathis and Shelton, those individuals are now being held on unrelated charges. Leslie Hope Casterlow, 49, and Anthony D. Stokes Jr., 31, of Manassas, along with 22-year-old Gert Wright of Danville and 22-year-old Anthony L. White of Mineral, are awaiting a court hearing on gang charges, according to WVVA.

Waynesboro Police Sgt. Brian Edwards told the News Virginian that he believed these were legal maneuvers, since prosecutors still have the option to reintroduce these charges or expand on them. 

“This makes me believe there are bigger charges coming later," Edwards told the paper.

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