Law Enforcement Report: Brown County Sheriff
At approximately 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, dispatch received a 911 call from a 13-year-old child who reported that he and his 8-year-old brother were lost. The kids went fishing in a local pond north of Fairview and decided to take an alternate route home and became disoriented with the tall corn and unfamiliar surroundings and couldn’t find their way home. He kept in contact with dispatch who located a specific area where they could be found by tracking his phone signal. A local farmer assisted in honing in the possible area where the kids might be. Undersheriff Brian Guilliams walked through a corn field and located the kids, unharmed but tired and thirsty, at approximately 3:30 p.m.
At approximately 7:50 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, deputies responded to Powhattan on a report of domestic violence. Upon investigation, Tobey Barnhart, 32, of Powhattan was arrested on two counts of domestic battery. While the deputies were at the residence, they had probable cause to believe illegal drug activity was present. They applied for and were granted a search warrant for the premises. Upon executing the search warrant, Barnhart is additionally charged with two counts of child endangerment, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, battery of a law enforcement officer and felony obstruction. The incident is still under investigation by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.