Written by Clarke Kent
The first search warrant in Shellie’s investigation was obtained by Det B.K. Seabold on Aug 15, 2005 and it authorizes a search of a 2 story single family home at 34– Kings Lake Drive. The warrant was executed 5 hours and 15 minutes after a judge approved of the search on 8/15/2005 at 9:30 AM. Beside the search of the house, warrant indicates it also includes sheds, vehicles, and curtilage. The following property, objects and/or persons searched for are “a pair of black women’s pants, women’s underwear, any stained clothing, any trace evidence to include hair, fibers and blood, and a computer.” The search warrant further committed to seize said property, persons and/or objects if they be found and to produce before the Virginia Beach Circuit Court an inventory of all property, persons, and/or objects seized.”
“the search warrant is issued in relation to an offense substantially described as follows: Virginia State Code 18.2-32; Murder” (See attachment B) the Virginia Code Title 18.2-13 is in relation to an offense substantially described as “First and Second Degree Murder.” It states the following:
“Murder, other than capital murder, by poison, lying in wait, imprisonment, starving, or by any willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing, or in the commission of, or attempt to commit, arson, rape, forcible sodomy, inanimate or animate object sexual penetration, robbery, burglary or abduction, except as provided in § 18.2-31, is murder of the first degree, punishable as a Class 2 felony.
All murder other than capital murder and murder in the first degree is murder of the second degree and is punishable by confinement in a state correctional facility for not less than five nor more than forty years.”
Det B.K. Seabold was the applicant and stated in the search warrant that , “I, the undersigned, have found probable cause to believe that the property or person constitutes evidence of the crime identified herein or tends to show that the person(s) named or described herein has committed or is committing a crime, and further that the search should be made, based on the statements in the attached affidavit sworn by B.K. Seabold 1084.”
Det Ray Pickell executed the warrant and obtained the following items and his search inventory included (See Attachment C):
- Blue T-Shirt
- white plastic bag w/ food wrappers
- Pillow Case
- One Pair or T-Shoes
- Dell Computer tower
Thus search warrant targeted JS known as Wolfman and his residency. The statements in the warrant indicates that an attached affidavit sworn by Det B.K. Seabold supports the probable cause evidence of the crime.
My next post concerns this search warrant will discuss probable cause and affidavit.