State Police search Louisa for clues in missing VA captain case

Capt. Kevin Quick (Source: Waynesboro Police Department)
Capt. Kevin Quick (Source: Waynesboro Police Department)
VSP believe this man may know about the disappearance of Kevin Quick (Source: Virginia State Police)
VSP believe this man may know about the disappearance of Kevin Quick (Source: Virginia State Police)

LOUISA, VA (WWBT) - State Police are searching parts of Louisa for clues in the disappearance of a Virginia police captain.

Waynesboro Police reserve Captain Kevin Quick has been missing for nearly a week. Thursday's search is based on tips that came in over the past 24 hours and on the recovery of Quick's abandoned silver 1999 Toyota 4Runner at a residence near Mineral.

Earlier Thursday, three people charged in connection with Quick's disappearance appeared in Louisa court.

A judge ordered Daniel Mathis, Shantai Shelton, and Mersadies Shelton held without bond. They were also given court appointed defense attorneys.

The three were arrested at an Alexandria hotel Tuesday night. Mersadies Shelton and Daniel Mathis are charged with possession of stolen property/grand larceny for the theft of Quick's Silver 1999 Toyota 4Runner.
Mathis was also arrested on four felony warrants and three misdemeanor warrants in connection with a shooting Sunday in Mineral. Authorities say Mathis drove the missing captain's SUV to a Louisa Home Sunday night, where he tried to rob a family and shot a teen.

Shantai Shelton was arrested on an unrelated warrant.

A search warrant shows Quick's last communication was two text messages sent to his girlfriend. His Verizon cell phone has been off since 10:52 p.m. Friday. His Discover card hasn't been used since 5:45 p.m. Friday.

Police said Wednesday morning Quick left his mother's house in Afton to go see a woman 20 miles away in Albemarle, with whom he has a four-month-old daughter. Quick has been legally separated from his wife since 2007, though the divorce was never finalized. Quick never made it to the Turtle Tree Apartments where his daughter and mother of the child live. The Turtle Tree Apartment complex is less than two miles from where the suspects live, according to police.

The documents also show Quick was laid off three weeks ago and his severance money hasn't been accounted for.

Quick's SUV was found on Cedar Hill Road in Louisa Monday, not far from where a shooting occurred Sunday night. Police ask anyone who may have noticed any strange cars in the area this weekend to call them with information.

State Police say the silver Toyota 4Runner was also seen in Fork Union Friday and Manassas Saturday.

State Police are also still looking for a man who they believe knows something about the captain's disappearance. They've distributed a surveillance image in the hopes it will lead to new information in the case.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Virginia State Police at #77 on a cell phone or at (434) 352-7128, or any one of the assisting agencies.

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