Three siblings are arrested in the caseof missing Virginia police reservist

February 5

Virginia State Police have arrested three Albemarle County siblings on charges related to the disappearance of a Waynesboro police reserve captain last weekend, officials announced Wednesday. But investigators have not found the missing man.

Local and state police began searching for Kevin Wayne Quick, 45, and his silver 1999 Toyota 4Runner after his family reported him missing early Saturday.

At about 11 p.m. Tuesday night, police found the vehicle at an Alexandria hotel, and they took into custody Mersadies Shelton, 20, and Daniel Mathis, 18, who is also known as Daniel Shelton, 18, state police said in a statement. Authorities said they charged both Sheltons with possession of stolen property and grand larceny in the theft of Quick’s SUV.

Police also took a third sibling, 24-year-old Shantai M. Shelton, into custody at the Alexandria. They are holding her on an outstanding warrant from Louisa County on charges of selling stolen property and obtaining money by false pretense, officials said.

All three siblings are being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange, Va., police said.

Authorities are continuing to search for answers about Quick’s disappearance.

He was last seen at about 10:15 p.m. Friday in Afton, Va., after he left his mother’s home and headed to a friend’s apartment in Albemarle County, Va., about 20 miles away. Quick never arrived.

Police obtained photos of his Toyota in Fork Union, Va. on Friday and in the Manassas area the next day.

Quick, who is a captain in the Waynesboro Police Department’s reserve unit, is white, 6 feet 1 inch tall, and weighs about 200 pounds. He has brown hair, hazel eyes and a medium build. He wears contacts or glasses and has a scar above his left eye.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Virginia State Police at #77 on a cellphone or at (434) 352-7128.

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Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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