The Culpeper County Sheriffâs Office is seeking the publicâs assistance in tracking down a man wanted for the brutal rape, abduction and beating of a 21 year old Culpeper woman.
On May 24, 2013, the Culpeper Sheriffâs Office responded to the Culpeper Regional Hospital where detectives found a woman reporting she was raped and beaten by 27-year-old Shannon A. Shanks of Reva, Virginia. The woman suffered facial injuries and required medical treatment.
Within hours, Sheriffâs Detectives obtained arrest warrants and began the manhunt for Shanks. Sheriff Jenkins is asking for the communityâs assistance with any information that could help in apprehending Shanks.
âAnyone who commits such a heinous crime needs to be brought to justice swiftly. For the safety of the public, anyone with any information that could help detectives locate and take this criminal into custody is urged to call the Sheriffâs Office or CrimeSolvers,â said Culpeper Sheriff Scott Jenkins.
Shanks is charged with Rape, Abduction, Strangulation and Malicious Wounding, all felony offenses. If convicted, Shanks could face life in prison.
Sheriffâs Office: 540-727-7900