Culpeper Public Safety Update

New State Police Captain named

The Virginia State Police promoted Gary Wilson to captain and placed him in charge of the Second Division Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) Aug. 10.

Prior to his promotion, Wilson, 58, served as a lieutenant in the BCI Culpeper Field Officeâ??s Drug Enforcement Section (DES) since for four years.

â??Among his duties in DES, he oversaw and assisted with the coordination of the recent community forums held in the Shenandoah Valley to address the surge in heroin usage, overdoses and deaths,â? wrote Virginia State Police Public Relations Director Corinne Geller in an email.

Wilson, who joined the state police in 1980, was a patrol trooper in Rockingham County. As he rose through the ranks, he has spent the bulk of his career in the Culpeper Division, with a short stint as a sergeant in Danville.

Wilson replaces Gary Settle, who was promoted to major and assumed the position of BCI Deputy Director on July 25. Settle served as the Culpeper Field Officeâ??s BCI commander.

Settle replaced Rick Jenkins, a former BCI captain in the Culpeper Field Office, who was promoted to lieutenant colonel and BCI director in July.

Sheriffâ??s Office seeks help

On Aug. 23, 2015, at approximately 3:30 a.m.., Culpeper County Sheriffâ??s Office was notified that a male subject had arrived at the UVA Culpeper Regional Hospital emergency room suffering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Deputies responded to the hospital and identified the male as Arcones Simpson from the Reva area of Culpeper County. Mr. Simpson was then transferred to the University of Virginia Hospital to receive treatment for his injury.

A detective from Culpeper County Sheriffâ??s Office responded to Charlottesville to interview Mr. Simpson.

Mr. Simpson would not provide any details as to how he sustained the wound, nor the location of the incident, except to say that it happened in the Reva area. The detective also interviewed family members who were at the hospital, and they were also unable to provide any details concerning the incident.

Sheriff Scott Jenkins requests that anyone who has information concerning this incident please contact Culpeper County Sheriffâ??s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 540-727-7520, or if you would like to remain anonymous, please contact the Culpeper County Crime Solvers at 540-727-0300.