Man arrested after FBI raid in Chesterfield County

By Gene Petriello - bio | email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - We have new information about a Chesterfield FBI Raid at a home on Dunraven Road. Our cameras were the only ones rolling, when several FBI agents collected items at the home.

Now, NBC12 has learned a man at the scene has been arrested on several charges following the raid.

The neighborhood is quiet today, but just about 24 hours ago, about a dozen FBI agents were here at the home on Dunraven Road, and neighbors were shocked to see it all unfold.

The Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office tells us this man, 36-year-old Wade Ellis, is sitting in its jail.

Our camera caught him getting out of a car in front of the home on Dunraven Road on Tuesday.

Dot Bass lives just a few steps away from all the FBI activity. She says around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, a neighbor checked to make sure she was okay.

"There were about 8 or 10 cars coming down the street and parking on both sides," says Bass. "Very unnerving, I must say, because we could see the FBI on the back of their shirts."

The FBI here in Richmond confirms they were executing a search warrant at the home, Tuesday.

Investigators in Chesterfield tell us he is charged with two counts of possession of obscene materials, one count of indecent liberties -- having sex with a minor, and one count of object, sexual penetration by force -- or rape.

Our cameras caught agents going through several items at the home. That, as neighbors looked on wondering just what was going on.

"I was thinking how can this be happening in my neighborhood. That was my first thought," says Bass. "This has got to be a serious event for these kinds of people to come in."

Someone at the home on Dunraven Road answered the door today, but gave us no comment.

"My thoughts and prayers are going to be with these folks, whatever they are going through. I want them to know their neighbors are here and their neighbors will stand by them," adds Bass.

We are told from Chesterfield County, Ellis is expected back in court today, to possibly have his bail set. It was not set on Tuesday when Ellis went before a magistrate judge because that judge did not have the authority to set a bail, based on the charges.

We checked in with the FBI today and they tell us they can not release any more information about the case, as this point. The FBI adds, it could be a while before any information is released.

The search warrant, issued and executed on Tuesday, is sealed.

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