Three Warren arrests made early Tuesday

Warren County Sheriff’s deputies have announced the arrests of three men charged early Tuesday morning in separate, unrelated incidents.

Deputies responded to a call about an intoxicated man on another person’s front porch near Wells Drive at around 1:05 a.m., a news release explained. At the scene, deputies took Forrest Glenn Lam, an 18-year-old Linden man, into custody.

During the investigation, deputies located an unconscious 16-year-old boy, who received emergency medical transportation for a possible drug overdose. They were assisted by the Front Royal Police Department and the Northwest Regional Drug Task Force

Lam was charged with possession of a schedule IV drug and possession of a schedule V drug, obstructing justice, child abuse or neglect, and assault on law enforcement. The release states he received the assault on law enforcement charge because he kicked a deputy and that he was held without bond.


A report of a naked man trying to flag down traffic brought deputies to Interstate 66 near the Linden exit at around 2:40 a.m.

Matthew Palmer Fitzgerald, a 23-year-old from Castleton, was arrested at the scene and taken to Warren Memorial Hospital, appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Deputies then spoke to a woman at the hospital who had said she was assaulted. They learned she was Fitzgerald’s mother, and she told them that Fitzgerald had assaulted her in a vehicle before getting out. She had then left the scene.

Once released from the hospital, Fitzgerald was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct and assault and battery on a family member. He was taken to Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail and set a $2,500 secure bond.


Deputies responded to the Wal-Mart at 10 Riverton Commons Drive at around 5:22 a.m. for reports of a man threatening a Wal-Mart employee. The man fled in a vehicle, and deputies made contact with him at the nearby Lowes, where a release stated he was confrontational with law enforcement.

Shane Eugene Bowling, a 38-year-old Woodstock man, was charged with possession or transport of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine.

According to online records, Bowling has a history of charges in both Warren and Shenandoah courts, and is scheduled to appear in Shenandoah County General District Court on June 27 for a felony charge of unauthorized use of vehicle larceny and misdemeanor charge of trespassing. He is being held without bond at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.

Contact staff writer Rachel Mahoney at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or rmahoney@nvdaily.com