WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Mount Jackson man last week on a charge of failing to register his new address with the sex offender registry, according to court documents.
Deputies arrested another man in the house, charging him with possession of a firearm after committing a felony.
Kenya McCutcheon moved to Shenandoah County two months ago after living in Staunton for one month, according to documents.
The summary of the arrest filed by a Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputy states the Sheriff’s Office was helping the U.S. Probation Office conduct a probation walk-through of a home in Mount Jackson. While probation officers were inspecting the home, they found evidence of “illegal items” including drug paraphernalia.
McCutcheon, who lived in one of the rooms, told officers he had a pipe and had used it the previous evening. Officers found the pipe under the nightstand as well as methamphetamine.
Officers spoke with the owner of the apartment, documents show, and learned that while McCutcheon moved in on March 25, he had not registered his new address through the state police.
Peter Stearns, according to documents, was sharing a room with another woman who lived in the house along with McCutcheon and his wife. The woman sharing a room with Stearns was not home when deputies conducted their walk-through.
Stearns also admitted to using methamphetamine and told officers he had smoked with the McCutcheons the previous night. Officers found ammunition in Stearns’ room, which, according to documents, he said he found at a property he was working at and brought them home. Felons are not allowed to own firearms or ammunition or live in a home where they are present.
Stearns and McCutcheon both have criminal histories consisting of bad checks and drug possession.
McCutcheon is facing pending charges in Rockbridge, Augusta and Botetourt counties as well as Buena Vista, Waynesboro.
McCutcheon and Stearns will appear in court today to be arraigned. They are being held without bail at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.
McCutcheon’s wife Tabatha was also arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. She will appear in court today.