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From the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Roger L. Harris announced the arrest of Jarred Smith (23) of Locust Grove, VA. Smith was charged with concealing a dead body. On 08/05/2018 at approximately 11:20 AM, Deputies responded to the 11300 block of Enchanted Woods Way in reference to a report of a deceased person being found nearby. The victim was later identified as Deandre Miller-Caldwell (23) of Spotsylvania.

Deputies and Detectives interviewed several citizens and were able to determine that Caldwell had been a passenger in Smith’s vehicle on 08/02/18. At some point Caldwell lost consciousness and during the excitement, Smith lost control of the vehicle veering off the roadway and into the ditch. Concerned citizens stopped at the crash scene to offer assistance and observed Caldwell laying in the ditch. Smith explained that it was his intoxicated friend laying in the ditch.

The investigation revealed that Caldwell had used Heroin and lost consciousness at some point during the night of 08/02/18. It is believed that Smith hid Caldwell’s body near a residence, in such a manner to make him not visible from the roadway; just prior to law enforcement arriving on scene of the crash. Caldwell’s remains would later be found on 08/05/2018 by residents returning home from vacation.

Smith was charged with concealing a dead body and is currently being held in the regional jail without bond.

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