View Full Version : VA - Brittany Mae Smith, 12 - NEWS & MEDIA ONLY *NO DISCUSSION*

12-09-2010, 11:05 AM
http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss50/Connie2/Missing/Brittany2.jpg http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss50/Connie2/Missing/Brittany_Smith.jpg
Missing From: Salem, VA
Missing Date: 12/02/2010 12:00 AM
Issued for: Virginia: Statewide
Contact: If you have information, please contact Roanoke County Police Department, 540-777-8641
Circumstances: UPDATE: The 2000 Chevrolet Blazer VA/XPR-4366 has been located by Roanoke County. The search is now focusing on the 2005 Silver Dodge VA/XKF-2365, the make has been identified as neon. Child was last seen at 3341 Fort Lewis Cr, Salem, Virginia. May be traveling in a 2000 SUV Chevrolet , Red , Virginia tag XPR-4366. P.S. Victims mother's vehicle is missing, suspect may be in it Silver 2005 Dodge 4d sdn VA-XKF2365.
ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Roanoke County Police Dept at 1-540-777-8641 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.

Name: Jeffrey Scott Easley
Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Hazel
Skin Color: White Age:
Height: 5FT11 Weight: 265LBS
Gender: Male
Vehicle Information
Make: Dodge Model: Neon
Color: Silver Interior Color:
License State: VA License Text: XKF2365
Vehicle Description:

Thanks to lynnb
Possible changes in Easlys' appearance (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs953.snc4/74665_1376249185212_1801344872_697021_1538642_n.jp g)


12-09-2010, 11:06 AM
Walmart camera shows missing girl with suspect (http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13624203)
State Police say Brittany Mae Smith was at the Salem Walmart with Jeff Easley last Friday night between 8:00 - 8:30 p.m.
They say Easley used Tina Smith's credit card at the store and purchased several items.
There are felony warrants out now for Jeff Easley for attempted credit card fraud and credit card larceny.
Investigators are not saying whether that trip to Walmart came before or after Tina Smith's death. Tina, of course, is Brittany's mom.

Email for tips on missing girl (http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/virginia/va-amber-alert-issued-brittany-smith)
Police continue searching for a 12-year-old Roanoke girl believed taken against her will.
Virginia State Police and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse issued an Amber Alert Monday, for Brittany Mae Smith. Brittany is 5 feet tall, 100 pounds, with straight brown hair and brown eyes.
More... Video included...

Dead woman, missing 12 year old tied to South Boston (http://www.thenewsrecord.com/index.php?/news/article/amber_alert_issued_for_brittany_mae_smith/)
From State Police: Roanoke County has located the red 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, Virginia plates XPR-4366. The search is now focusing on the missing 2005 Silver Dodge Neon, Virginia plates XKF-2365, Tina Dyer Smith's car.

Surveillance shows suspect, girl shopping at Walmart (http://www.gazettevirginian.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2169:missing-12-year-old-slain-mother-have-south-boston-ties&catid=34:news&Itemid=54)
Roanoke County, state and federal law enforcement are pursuing more than 200 tips generated in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of a 12-year-old Roanoke County girl, Brittany Mae Smith, and a 32-year-old Roanoke County man, Jeffrey Scott Easley, according to Teresa Hamilton Hall, Roanoke County Police Department spokesperson.
Roanoke County Police have notified law enforcement nationwide on this case with a “Be On the Lookout” bulletin featuring the descriptions of Smith, Easley and the vehicle in which they may be traveling.
Brittany Smith, who is the subject of a statewide Amber Alert, and her deceased mother have local ties, said Hall.

Missing teen and mother previously featured on ABC 13 (http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13626901)
An Amber Alert remains in effect for 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith after her mother, Tina Smith, was found dead in their Roanoke County home.
If the names Tina and Brittany Smith sound familiar to you, it's because ABC 13 did a story with them a year and a half ago about Tina's son, Tyler.
He died while playing the fainting game a game where those who take part suffocate themselves on purpose to get a "high."

12-09-2010, 11:07 AM
Easley may be in North Carolina (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj-exfatherinlaw-easley-may-be-in-120710,0,7507987.story)
NEWS 7 has confirmed Easley was arrested in 1996 for assault with a deadly weapon against a government official.
This corrects an earlier edition with information on the resolution of the weapons charge.
The earliest we can trace Jeffrey Easley is to Ayden, North Carolina, just south of Greenville. In 1996, two months shy of his 18th birthday, Easley dropped out of high school after being arrested for assault with a deadly weapon against a government official. He eventually pled to a lesser charge in the case.

Slide show of missing girl (http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-504083_162-10005800.html?tag=page)

Missing 12 year old in extreme danger (http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/269968)
She was 41. He was 32.
They flirted over the Internet. He sent online kisses and declared her "hot." She thanked him for his patience with her.
Jeff Easley moved into Tina Smith's house in Roanoke County, just across Salem's western border, a few months ago, a neighbor said.
Their love story dissolved Monday with a terrible discovery. A co-worker found Tina Smith slain in her home after she failed to show up at her nursing home job for two days. Her 12-year-old daughter, Brittany Mae Smith, was gone, presumed abducted by Easley and "in extreme danger," according to a state police Amber Alert.
Mother and daughter were last seen alive on Friday, police said.

Police don't know if missing girl went with man willingly (http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/12/07/virginia.missing.child/index.html?hpt=Sbin)
A missing 12-year-old Virginia girl -- whose mother was found dead inside their home -- is believed to be with a 32-year-old man the mother met on the Internet, authorities said Tuesday, but they don't know whether she went with him willingly.
More... Video included...

Community waits, holds hope as search continues for missing girl (http://www.gazettevirginian.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2173:community-waits-holds-hope-as-search-continues-for-missing-girl&catid=34:news&Itemid=54)
As the massive search continued Tuesday for missing 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith of Salem, and an autopsy was being conducted on her mother, Tina Louise Dyer Smith, relatives and friends in South Boston prayed fervently for the young girl’s safe return and questioned whether this tragic turn of events somehow could have been prevented.
Roanoke County Police found the body of the 41-year-old former Halifax County resident Monday when they were called to her Fort Lewis Circle home in Salem.
While at the scene, police obtained information indicating Smith’s 12-year-old daughter was missing.

Mom of missing 12 year old leaves chilling final status updates (http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13633373)
Police are still searching for 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith. Tina and Brittany Smith had ties to the Southside. They lived in South Boston before moving to Roanoke several years ago.
Tina's friends say she was too trusting, but that they never expected someone as kind as she was to be murdered. They say now the focus is on finding her daughter.
Lisa Ennemoser and Mark Lankford have known Tina Smith since they were kids.
"She would give you the shirt off her back, she would do anything to make you laugh," said Ennemoser.

12-09-2010, 11:08 AM
Brittany Smith's family makes plea for 12 year old to come home (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj-amber-alert-issued-for-missing-120610,0,5737411.story)
Speaking directly to 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith through the media, members of her family tearfully asked her to come home to them.
Her cousin, Kim Stephenson, told her that she loved her unconditionally. She said "I pray for you everyday and will continue to pray for you."
Brittany's aunt, Carolyn Stephenson, asked her to come home to Christmas cookies and "to open all your presents under the tree."
More... Video included...

Amber Alert issued for missing 12 year old (http://www2.wsls.com/news/2010/dec/06/21/amber-alert-issued-missing-12-yr-old-ar-698326/)
Crime scene tape surrounds the home of 41-year-old Tina Smith as police investigate her death as a possible homicide.
"It was like my heart had been cut out," said Smith's next door neighbor Richard Burbage. "This was too close."
Burbage says a knock on the door Sunday is when he first knew something could be wrong. "Lady introduced herself as Tina's best friend from South Boston and that she was worried about her."
He says he and his wife contacted Smith through Facebook and called, but never heard from their neighbor. On Monday, they called police to report her missing.

Police continue search in Amber Alert for missing teen (http://www.dailypress.com/news/crime/dp-nws-amber-alert-1206,0,1616583.story)
They flirted over the Internet. He sent online kisses and declared her "hot." She thanked him for his patience with her.
Jeff Easley moved into Tina Smith's house in Roanoke County, just across Salem's western border, a few months ago, a neighbor said.
Their love story dissolved Monday with a terrible discovery. A co-worker found Tina Smith slain in her home after she failed to show up at her nursing home job for two days. Her 12-year-old daughter, Brittany Mae Smith, was gone, presumed abducted by Easley and "in extreme danger," according to a state police Amber Alert.

Missing girl, abductor could be in half a dozen states (http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Pitt_County_Helping_In_12-Year-Old_Abduction_Case_111470169.html)
Virginia authorities say a missing 12-year-old and her suspected abductor could be in one of a half dozen states, including North Carolina.
Roanoke County police briefed reporters Thursday night on their efforts to find Brittany Smith, who is believed to be with Jeffrey Easley. The 32-year-old Easley went to Ayden-Grifton High School for three years in the mid-90's and his brother still lives in Ayden. No one answered the door at the family home around noon.
Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder said they have had more than 375 tips on the suspected vehicle, a silver 2005 Dodge Neon 4-door with Virginia tag XKF-2365. Lavinder says that car has a scoop or spoiler on the back.

12-09-2010, 11:08 AM
Roanoke County Press Conference (http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/270010)
2nd press conferance (http://www.wdbj7.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=25fcef67-2c02-4b89-b7a3-0dcaabeaf8cd&cat=empty&src=front)

12-09-2010, 11:09 AM
Photos of items, suspect, missing girl and missing car (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj-photos-of-suspect-and-missing-120610,0,6867612.photogallery)

12-09-2010, 11:09 AM
America's Most Wanted: Brittany Smith (http://www.amw.com/missing_children/case.cfm?id=75785)

12-09-2010, 11:36 AM
Brittany Smith involved with Mom's Beau? (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/08/earlyshow/main7129593.shtml?tag=contentBody;cbsCarousel)
Police are looking for a 12-year-old girl who went missing this week after her mother was found dead in their Roanoke, Va., home Monday.
On "The Early Show," CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor reported police are investigating the death of Tina Smith as a possible homicide. And they now believe Smith's boyfriend may have kidnapped her daughter.
Police are desperately searching for Brittany Mae Smith. She's been missing for five days. The body of her mother, who was 41, was found Monday.

Brittany Smith's classmates pray for her safe return (http://abcnews.go.com/US/amber-alert-brittany-mae-smith-continues-mothers-murder/story?id=12340893&page=1)
Classmates and neighbors sang "Amazing Grace" and prayed for the safe return of 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith who disappeared last week and police believe is with the 32-year-old man who is being sought for questioning in the murder of Brittany's mother.
More... Video included...

Facebook, Myspace prove little help in search for Brittany (http://www2.wnct.com/news/2010/dec/07/32/person-interest-virginia-amber-alert-has-ties-east-ar-598039/)
After more than five days of searching, police in Roanoke County Virginia say 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith seems to have fallen off the face of the earth, even in the virtual world where leads on Facebook and Myspace are leaving police empty handed.
The problem police are facing is that those same sites aren't releasing all the information police need and they aren't making much progress.
Earlier tonight, Brittany's family did there part asking her to come home.
"I've prayed for you every day since I found out you were gone and will continue to pray until you are found and returned back to us... I love you," said Kim Stevenson, Brittany’s cousin.
Tearful remarks from Brittany's family as police continue to search for leads in the missing girl’s case.
Police have had 375 leads but they aren't getting far. They've even gone online.

North Carolina county asked to help in investigation (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj-brittany-smith-search-nc-count-120810,0,1871932.story)
The Pitt County Sheriff's Office confirmed to NEWS 7 it has been contacted by the US Marshals and the FBI to explore leads in the area where Jeffrey Scott Easley went to high school.

Someone's hidning missing Va. girl, man (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/08/AR2010120802947.html)
A police chief in Virginia says he believes someone may be hiding a 12-year-old girl and a man she disappeared with after the child's mother was found dead.
Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder also said Wednesday morning that a warrant has been issued charging 32-year-old Jeffrey Scott Easley with abduction.

Friend: missing girl feared mom's partner (http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/12/08/Friend-Missing-girl-feared-moms-partner/UPI-79571291821230/)
A missing Virginia girl expressed fear of her mother's live-in boyfriend months ago, a friend says.
Brittany Smith, 12, was afraid Jeffrey Easley, 32, "would come over and take her away and hurt her mom," the friend, Rebecca Kilian, 13, told The Roanoke Times.

Alabama issues Amber Alert for Va. girl (http://www.whnt.com/news/whnt-alabama-issues-amber-alert-120810,0,4970532.story)
Easley and Smith are believed to be traveling in a Silver Dodge Neon with a Virginia license plate XKF2365.
Here is more information from the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
In addition to Alabama, the search has been expanded to several states, including North Carolina, California, Florida, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, according to Roanoke County, Va. Police Chief Ray Lavinder.
Authorities said Easley bought camping equipment including a blue, Ozark Trail domed tent.

Latest details in Brittany Smith case (http://radioamber.net/?p=3218)
As the search for missing 12 year old Brittany Smith continues some new details have come forth. One of the items purchased by Jeffrey Easley at the Walmart store was a tent. The two could be anywhere and sleeping in that tent. One of Brittany’s friends came forward and said that during phone conversations Brittany would ask her to stay on the phone until her mother got home because she was afraid Easley would hurt her. It has been speculated that Brittany may not know her mother is dead.

12-09-2010, 11:36 AM
Facebook: Help find Brittany (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Find-Brittany-Mae-Smith-12-years-old-from-VA/112253375509634)
Roanoke Times Twitter (http://twitter.com/roanoketimes#)
West Palm Beach CBS12 (http://www.cbs12.com/)
Virginia WDBJ7 (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/)
North Carolina The Daily Reflector (http://www.reflector.com/news)
The Roanoke Times VA (http://www.roanoke.com/)
Alabama WAFF48 News (http://www.waff.com/Global/category.asp?C=4210)
Virginia WSET13 News (http://www.wset.com/Global/category.asp?C=189684)
WAVY Virginia and NC (http://www.wavy.com/subindex/news)
Google (http://news.google.com/news/story?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&ncl=dJIStR-CpYzQK3MVAMuo3f-r5CiTM&hubgeo=United+States&sf_loc=840&rfilter=3&scoring=n)

12-09-2010, 11:52 AM
Alert for Brittany Smith expanded to Tennessee (http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=13642529)
An alert for an endangered Virginia child was expanded to Tennessee Wednesday night.
They may be traveling in a silver Dodge Neon with Virginia license plate XKF-2365.
Jeffrey has a tattoo on his right forearm and on his lower legs.
If you see them call police or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

Search for Brittany Smith extends to Florida (http://www.news4jax.com/news/26072506/detail.html)
Police in Virginia said missing 12-year-old girl Brittany Smith and the man they believe she is with may be heading toward Florida.

12-09-2010, 11:53 AM
The search for Brittany Mae Smith (http://www.roanoke.com/multimedia/brittanysmith)
What to look for...

12-09-2010, 11:53 AM
NCMEC- missing kids (http://www.ncmec.org/missingkids/servlet/AmberServlet)

12-09-2010, 09:49 PM
Police swarm Okeechobee Blvd. gas station, thought Amber Alert suspect was there (http://www.cbs12.com/articles/brittany-4729987-police-believe.html#ixzz17dAdPJMf)
A huge police response to arrest a man believed to be the suspect wanted in a Virgina murder and Amber Alert kidnapping is not the wanted man, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.

Police: Man found in West Palm Beach, not Jeffrey Easly (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj-jeffrey-scott-easley-may-be-in-120910,0,284059.story)
The amber alert for Brittany Smith was triggered in Florida Wednesday night, and they are taking it seriously.
Around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, authorities thought they had cornered Jeffrey Easley in a gas station bathroom in West Palm Beach, Florida.
A clerk at the gas station told the sheriff's department the man came in and asked for the key for the bathroom, and the clerk thought he looked familiar. SWAT teams raided the restroom and pulled a man out.
But a short time later, the sheriff indicated they didn't believe it was Easley.
The West Palm Beach Sheriff says the man looked similar to Easley, and he was apparently suffering a drug overdose.

Police access alleged abductor's Facebook (http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/12/09/Police-access-alleged-abductors-Facebook/UPI-47411291914455/)
Virginia police said they got access Thursday to the Facebook accounts of a recently slain woman, her daughter and the man suspected of abducting the girl.
Roanoke County police are searching for Brittany Mae Smith, 12, and Scott Easley, 32, who were last seen Friday buying camping supplies at a Walmart in Salem, The Roanoke Times reported.

Hunt continues for missing teen (http://www.reflector.com/news/sheriff-helps-search-teen-208949)
A police chief said Wednesday that he believes someone is hiding a former Pitt County man who disappeared with a 12-year-old Virginia girl whose mother was found dead.
Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder also said at a news conference that a warrant has been issued charging Jeffrey Scott Easley with abduction. Easley, 32, also faces attempted credit card fraud and credit card larceny charges after using the slain woman's card Friday night at a local Wal-Mart, police have said.

Let Brittany go, relatives ask Easley (http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/270251)
Relatives of missing 12-year-old Brittany Smith today asked her accused abductor Jeffrey Easley to drop her off so she can come home for Christmas.
"Mr. Easley, I know you don't know me but sir, please let Brittany come home for Christmas," said Rhonda Blanton, Brittany's aunt.

Family begs for missing girl's return (http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=13647474)
The family of a missing 12-year-old girl gave a tearful plea for her return Thursday afternoon.
An Amber Alert was issued for Brittany Mae Smith after she disappeared last week in Virginia. She is believed to believed to be with Jeff Easley.

Suspect in missing girl's abduction has criminal history in AL. (http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=13647919)
Jeff Easley, the suspect wanted in connection to 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith's abduction out of Virginia, has family in Marshall County and lived in north Alabama for several years.
Easley has been arrested at least twice in Marshall County and charged with misdemeanors.

Social Services took calls from Brittany's relatives (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj-social-services-took-calls-fro-120910,0,251921.story)
At least two phone calls were made to Social Services in the days before Brittany Mae Smith disappeared. Those calls were from relatives who were afraid something wasn't right with Jeff Easley and Brittany living in the same house.
A family member called Halifax County Social Services last week and social services confirms that a person who called there got a referral number.
Brittany's step-grandmother told News 7 that she called and made a complaint but was told if there is no physical evidence then nothing can be done.

Authorities encourage all tips (http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=13648287)
Authorities continue to search for Brittany Smith and Jeff Easley.
After the amber alert aired on our newscasts Wednesday evening, Florence police responded to a possible sighting at the Rite Aide off Florence Boulevard.
Police say a man contacted them after he encountered someone matching the suspect's description while doing some shopping inside that store. However, he also said no one was with the man.

12-10-2010, 09:57 AM
Billboards go up in six states to help find missing girl (http://www.witn.com/stateregional/headlines/Pitt_County_Helping_In_12-Year-Old_Abduction_Case_111470169.html)
Authorities are ramping up their search for a missing 12-year-old Virginia girl by putting her picture on billboards in several states.

Roanoke case hits close to home locally (http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/article.cfm?ID=26505)
The Roanoke County case of a missing 12-year-old girl “hits close to home” for local authorities and residents.

Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry said the abduction of Brittany Smith, 12, of Salem, brings back memories of the disappearance of Jennifer Renee Short, 9, of Oak Level, eight years ago.
Jennifer’s parents, Michael and Mary Short, were found shot to death in their Oak Level home in August 2002. Each suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, police said.

Police no closer to finding missing girl after two false sightings in Florida (http://wokv.com/localnews/2010/12/police-no-closer-to-finding-mi.html)
Someone called in a tip to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Thursday morning, but it was just one of two false alarms on day one of the Florida-based search for 12-year-old Brittany Smith.
Police told WOKV's Adam Kirk that a man was detained at the Walmart store on San Jose, but after questioning was let go. Police in West Palm Beach also questioned a man at a gas station who was falsely identified as Easley.

Unfruitful time lapse in search for 12 year old concerns police chief (http://roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/270316)
The grainy photo of Brittany Smith leaving the Salem Walmart a week ago with the man police say abducted her shows the 12-year-old girl clasping her hands, or perhaps picking at her fingernails.
At her side, Jeffrey Easley, her slain mother's 32-year-old boyfriend, pushes a shopping cart loaded with a tent, bottled water, Gatorade and camping equipment.
The picture, the last confirmed sighting of Brittany and Easley, betrays no clues that tell whether the child is a hostage or a willing companion, Roanoke County investigators said.

Missing 12 year old may have gone willingly (http://www.examiner.com/missing-persons-in-national/missing-12-year-old-brittany-mae-smith-may-have-gone-willingly)
Authorities have made an announcement that missing Brittany Mae Smith, 12, and Jeffrey Easley, 32, may be camping in a camping site or in the woods and may still be traveling in a silver 2005 Dodge Neon.

12-10-2010, 11:00 AM
Nancy Grace Transcripts 12/06/2010 (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1012/06/ng.01.html)
Nancy Grace Transcripts 12/08/2010 (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1012/08/ng.01.html)
Nancy Grace Transcripts 12/09/2010 (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1012/09/ng.01.html)
Nancy Grace Transcripts 12/10/2010 (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1012/10/ng.01.html)
Nancy Grace Transcripts 12/13/2010 (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1012/13/ng.01.html)

12-10-2010, 08:58 PM
Brittany Smith found safe, Jeffrey Easley arrested (http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2010/dec/10/9/alabama-police-send-video-roanoke-co-see-if-its-je-ar-707880/)
Police in North Carolina tell our Media General sister station WNCT that Brittany Smith has been found safe, and that Jeffrey Easley has been arrested in San Francisco.
Roanoke County Police have scheduled a news conference for 8:00 p.m. WSLS will carry it live on-air and online.

Brittany Mae Smith found safe in California (http://abcnews.go.com/US/brittany-mae-smith-missing-virginia-girl-found-safe/story?id=12369764)
Brittany Mae Smith, the 12-year-old girl from Salem, Va., who went missing for a week, has been found safe in the San Francisco area, ABC News has confirmed.
Police in Roanoke, Va., said Jeffrey Scott Easley, 32, was in custody in connection with the case. He was a suspect both in Brittany's disappearance and in the death of her mother, Tina Smith.

Missing girl found unharmed after 1 week (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/7334264.html)
A 12-year-old girl who had been missing for one week was found unharmed Friday, and the man she was with was taken into custody, a local official said.
Brittany May Smith and Jeffrey Scott Easley were found out of state, said Roanoke County spokeswoman Teresa Hamilton Hall, who could not provide additional details. County police planned a news conference at 8 p.m. Friday.
Easley, 32, was the live-in boyfriend of Brittany's mother, who was found dead in her home on Monday. Police have not released the cause of Tina Smith's death, but have ruled it a homicide.

12-11-2010, 02:47 PM
Amber Alert cancelled after girl found safe in San Francisco (http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=13655568)
The amber alert for 12-year-old Brittany Smith has been canceled.
Investigators say someone recognized Smith and her alleged abductor Jeff Easley in California and called police.
"It's with a tremendous sense of relief that I say we have located Brittany. She is well and she is in good hands at this time," said Roanoke County Police Chief Jim Lavinder.
More.... Video included...

Missing Brittany coming home (http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/270474)
A hunt for missing Roanoke County 12-year-old Brittany Smith and her accused abductor ended Friday when a San Francisco store clerk recognized them from a wanted poster and called the police, who found them near a tent.
Brittany wasn't physically hurt, said Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder. Her slain mother's live-in boyfriend, Jeffrey Easley, 32, was nabbed without a fight and charged on a Roanoke County arrest warrant with abduction. Roanoke County authorities will swiftly move to extradite him to Virginia, Lavinder said.
"I'm happy, believe me I'm happy," Lavinder said Friday night. "All of us wanted so much for her to be safe."

Brittany Smith has been found (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj-breaking-news-brittany-mae-sm-121010,0,7869013.story)
It's a great evening for us." Those were the words from Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder about finding 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith safe in San Francisco. He said someone in a retail store recognized Brittany and 32-year-old Jeffrey Easley after seeing media reports about her disappearance.

Missing girl found safe in San Francisco (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fn%2Fa%2F2010%2F12%2F11%2Fstate%2F n080315S26.DTL)

Roanoke County police detectives are heading to California after a 12-year-old girl who had been missing for a week was found unharmed in San Francisco.
Officials say Roanoke County police will work with California authorities and return Brittany Mae Smith and the man accused in her abduction to Virginia.

S.F. shopper helps capture fugitive, kidnap victim (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/12/11/MN0I1GP6UF.DTL&feed=rss.news)
A relieved Virginia police chief extended an emotional thank-you from across the country to a San Francisco woman who spotted a fugitive sought in a slaying and kidnapping as she shopped at a Safeway in the Outer Richmond on Friday afternoon.
"We're so thankful to her - for a person to be that observant, 3,000 miles away, is almost incredible," Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder said about the unidentified shopper who recognized Jeffrey Scott Easley, 32, from a TV report and called police, leading to his arrest and the recovery of 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith.

12-11-2010, 08:24 PM
Brittany Smith and accused abdutor had cardboard sign begging for money outside store (http://www.timesnews.net/article.php?id=9028241)
Brittany Smith and her accused abductor were spotted outside a San Francisco Safeway store Friday with a cardboard sign asking for money, Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder said during a 10-minute news conference this afternoon.
A Safeway customer's sighting of the missing girl, and her subsequent call to police, led to the arrest of Jeffrey Easley, 32, and the safe return of Brittany, 12.

Amber alert suspect is now murder suspect (http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=13657162)
Roanoke police say 32-year-old Jeffery Scott Easley, who is accused of abducting a teenager, is officially a suspect in her mother's murder.
More... Video included...

Town reacts to Jeffery Easley's arrest (http://www.wcti12.com/news/26101757/detail.html)
He was a man on the run, with a 12 year old girl in tow. Because he lived here in the East, deputies here were part of the search. Now, with the girl safe and the man under arrest, the community reacts.
The search for Jeffrey Scott Easley is over. The Ayden native was arrested friday in San Francisco. This all started on Monday when 41 year old Tina Smith was found dead in her Virginia home. Smith's 12 year old daughter Brittany and Easley were both missing. Pitt County Sheriff's deputies were put on high alert after learning Easley was from our area and that his brother still lived in town. Sheriff Neil Elks says the department worked tirelessly and they are happy Easley is behind bars.

Brittany Smith case enters phase two (http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13657676)
Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder said this Saturday about 32-year-old Jeffrey Scott Easley's connection to Tina Smith's murder: I'd say he's a very good suspect at this time.
Chief Lavinder turned the spotlight in the Brittany Smith story from an abduction to a murder investigation. And Easley is the first name attached to that investigation. But, as authorities look in to the murder, new details about Smith and Easley's time in California keep coming in.

Child's abductor charge with mother's murder (http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpps/news/childs-abductor-charged-with-mothers-murder-dpgonc-km-20101211_11040946)
Jeffrey Scott Easley, who was arrested Friday over the abduction of 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith, is now a suspect in the murder of Brittany’s mother, Tina Smith, Roanoke County Police spokesperson Teresa Hamilton Hall said Saturday.

12-12-2010, 08:52 AM
Police call Jefffry Easley a suspect in death of Tina Smith with Video (http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/270553)
Brittany Smith's accused abductor, a suspect in the death of the 12-year-old girl's mother, was driving the girl across the country while police worked tirelessly last week pursuing tips, searching campgrounds and holding daily news conferences pleading with the public to be vigilant.

12-13-2010, 02:17 PM
Brittany Mae Smith update: Kidnap suspect Jeffrey Easley, Va. girl found panhandling (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20025437-504083.html)
Brittany Mae Smith, the 12-year-old girl who had been missing for a week, was found unharmed Friday after she and the man accused in her abduction were spotted panhandling in San Francisco, according to county officials.

PICTURES: Brittany Mae Smith Missing

Brittany has since been in touch with her family in Virginia, while Jeffrey Scott Easley, 32, was in police custody in San Francisco, Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder said at a news conference.

The two hadn't been seen since Dec. 3, when they were captured on store surveillance video at a Walmart in Salem, about five miles from Roanoke.

12-13-2010, 09:59 PM
Brittany Smith coming home today; Easley jailed under psychiatric watch (http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/270674)
Jeffrey Easley's extradition hearing will be Tuesday morning at the San Francisco County Superior Court, according to a spokeswoman for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.
If Easley waives his right to contest extradition, he could be back in Virginia this week, Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder has said.

Store employee says Brittany Smith and Jeffrey Easley were regulars (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj-store-employee-says-brittany-s-121310,0,2827405.story?track=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
News7 obtained more surveillance video of 12-year-old Brittany Smith and 32-year-old Jeffrey Easley at a Salem convenience store before they fled to San Francisco, California.
The video was taken Friday night, the same night the two were spotted at the Salem Wal-Mart. After the two were seen at Wal-Mart, maybe less than an hour, the two headed to Apple Market on West Main Street.
We've posted the video below. First you're going to see a man in a purple car car pull up, and right behind him in the red vehicle are Easley and Smith. Workers inside the store believe the man in the purple car knew Easley, and police have confirmed that to be the true.
You'll see Easley and 12-year-old Brittany walk in. Brittany, employees think, eventually heads to the bathroom.
More... Included Video...

12-14-2010, 06:44 PM
Roanoke man 'could have assisted in Tina Smith's death (http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13671824)
A search warrant filed Monday says that the man who bought Jeffrey Easley's red SUV could have helped kill Brittany Smith's mother Tina.
Investigators say he is not a suspect or a person of interest, although authorities say they haven't ruled anyone out yet.
In the search warrant filed in Roanoke Circuit Court, investigators say that Jeff Easley sold his red Chevy SUV to Adam McElvy, of Roanoke, in the evening hours of December 3- the same night police believe Tina Smith was killed.

Garden city man could have assisted in the murder of Tina Smith (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj-search-warrant-garden-city-man-121410,0,4207059.story)
Police believe a man who bought Jeffrey Easley's Chevy SUV "could have assisted in the murder" of Tina Smith.
Tina Smith was found murdered in her home on Fort Lewis Circle in Roanoke County on December 6th. According to a search warrant, Easley sold his red 2000 Chevy SUV to Adam McElvy and Jordan McClure sometime during the evening hours of December 3rd.

Brittany Smith reunited with family with video (http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/270698)
Brittany Smith's father huddled with relatives Monday night, filled with the excitement of seeing his daughter for the first time since she disappeared for seven days with a man police say is her abductor and a suspect in her mother's killing.
Benjamin Smith stood at the same lectern at the Roanoke County police headquarters where Chief Ray Lavinder just days earlier passed along tidbits, photographs and video surveillance tapes in hopes of finding Brittany.

12-14-2010, 06:53 PM
Brittany and her Mom Tina

12-15-2010, 12:09 AM
Memorial set for Smith (http://www.thenewsrecord.com/index.php?/news/article/memorial_service_set_for_smith/)
Two events have been set for this weekend that will close a chapter in a local family’s nightmare.

Police identify second man in contact with Easley before he left Roanoke Co. (http://www2.wsls.com/news/2010/dec/14/investigators-identify-second-man-who-had-contact--ar-716145/)
Roanoke County Police confirmed to 10 On Your Side that investigators have identified a second man who had contact with Jeffrey Easley, before Easley left with Brittany Smith for San Francisco.
A criminal complaint filed against Easley by the FBI claims a man picked up Easley and Brittany, after Easley sold his red Chevy SUV on the night of December 3rd.

12-15-2010, 11:25 AM
New information in murder of Tina Smith (http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13671824)
Jeffrey Easley was in a San Francisco court Tuesday afternoon and waived extradition. That means he will be back in Virginia within 48 hours. Right now, Easley faces charges of abduction and credit fraud. Authorities found him, with Smith, outside a San Francisco supermarket Friday. The two hadn't been seen since December 3rd in Salem.
Roanoke County police have searched a duplex in the Mount Pleasant section of Roanoke looking for items related to the killing of Tina Smith.
In the search warrant filed in Roanoke Circuit Court, investigators say that Jeff Easley sold his red Chevy SUV to Adam McElvy, of Roanoke, in the evening hours of December 3- the same night police believe Tina Smith was killed.

Jeffrey Easley, suspected in Tina Smith's slaying, scheduled to return to Virginia from San Francisco (http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/270793)
Jeffrey Easley, jailed in San Francisco on a charge of abducting 12-year-old Brittany Smith and named by police as a suspect in her mother's killing, agreed in court Tuesday to be returned to Virginia. He should be back in Roanoke County today or Thursday, authorities said.

Easley waives extradition, will be back in Virginia in a few days (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj-easley-waives-extradition-will-121410,0,4334761.story)
Jeffrey Easley waived extradition Tuesday morning and will be back in Virginia in a few days.
Easley appeared in a San Francisco courtroom Tuesday morning. The hearing lasted just a few minutes and was delayed because the judge was stuck in traffic, according to News-7's Justin McLeod. Easley appeared slimmer than many photos and was clean shaven. He gave only yes and no answers to questions from a judge. At one point, he chuckled with his public defender.
More... Video included...

12-15-2010, 07:45 PM
Easley's suspected helper's house had Tina Smiths Wii games, TV, warrant says (http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/270878)
A flat-screen television, a DVD player and Wii video games police suspect were taken from slain nurse Tina Smith's Roanoke County home were seized from the house of a Garden City man who "could have assisted in the murder," according to a document filed today in Roanoke court.
Police also found the TV remote control and assorted DVDs at a house in the 3500 block of Garden City Boulevard Southeast, according to a search warrant return filed today in Roanoke City Circuit Court.

Jeffrey Easley to return to Roanoke Wed. night (http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13680052)
The man accused of abducting 12-year-old Brittany Smith is expected back in the Roanoke Valley Wednesday night.
Jeffrey Scott Easley waived extradition in a San Francisco courtroom Tuesday morning and is being escorted back by Roanoke County detectives.

Jeffrey Easley back in state, in Roanoke County Jail (http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13681401)
Brittany Smith's alleged abductor is back in Roanoke County Wednesday night.
Jeffrey Easley was escorted off a plane from San Francisco by Roanoke County deputies, and taken to the Roanoke County jail in Salem for booking.

12-15-2010, 07:49 PM
Link to warrant (http://media.trb.com/media/acrobat/2010-12/108572200-14111051.pdf)

12-16-2010, 08:04 PM
Abduction suspect returns to VA. (http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/virginia/abduction-suspect-returns-to-va.)
A man accused of abducting a 12-year-old girl and taking her to California has returned to Virginia to face charges.
Media outlets report that 32-year-old Jeffrey Easley arrived in Roanoke with two Roanoke County detectives Wednesday night.

Jeffrey Easley back in Roanoke to face abduction counts (http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/270904)
Due to the winter weather, Jeffrey Easley's arraignment has been moved from today to 1 p.m. Friday.
Jeffrey Easley, caught with his slain girlfriend's 12-year-old daughter in San Francisco last week, landed in Roanoke on Wednesday night with two detectives to face abduction charges.

Jeffrey Easleys arraignment postponed due to weather (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj-jeffrey-easley-returns-to-roan-121510,0,6332997.story)
Jeffrey Easley's arraignment for Thursday has been postponed due to weather.
We're told Easley will be arraigned on Friday at 1 p.m.
More... Video included...

12-17-2010, 07:52 PM
Jeffrey Easley arraigned preliminary hearing set (http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13704065)
Jeffrey Easley made his first appearance in a Roanoke County Courtroom Friday for his alleged role in the kidnapping of 12-year-old Brittany Smith.
The judge informed him of his abduction charge. Easley then requested a court-appointed attorney.
After the hearing, prosecutors would not speculate on any additional charges related to the death of Brittany's mother Tina.
Easley's mother stands by her son and says he is not the man being portrayed in the media.

Easley arraigned on abduction charge (http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/271088)
Jeffrey Easley, accused of fleeing Roanoke County with his slain girlfriend's 12-year-old daughter, was brought into court today, where a judge confronted him with the abduction charge.
Easley, 32, unshaven, handcuffed and dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, was asked by Roanoke County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Philip Trompeter if he needed a court-appointed lawyer.
"Yes Sir," Easley answered in a low voice.

Kidnapping suspect on suicide watch (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj-kidnapping-suspect-on-suicide-121710,0,10489.story)
The man suspected of abducting a Glenvar seventh grader is being held in isolation, because the jail has him on suicide watch.
Jeffrey Easley was arraigned in two courts today.
The kidnapping charge was set for a preliminary hearing February 8 in Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. The case is in J&D because the victim is 12-years old.

Man accused of abducting girl appears in court (http://www2.wnct.com/news/2010/dec/13/61/wnct-exclusive-missing-girl-found-ar-607600/)
A February preliminary hearing is set for a man accused of abducting his girlfriend's 12-year-old daughter and taking her to California.

Accused abductor gets court appointed attorney (http://ourvalley.org/accused-abductor-gets-court-appointed-attorney/)
Jeffrey Easley was arraigned on a single abduction charge in Roanoke County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court today, after county detectives escorted him back from San Francisco where he had apparently fled with 12-year-old Brittany Smith.

12-18-2010, 07:40 PM
Tina Louise Dyer Smith Obituary (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/roanoke/obituary.aspx?n=tina-louise-dyer-smith&pid=147061273)

Tina Smith Memorial Service (http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13707837)
South Boston, VA - Friends and family celebrated the life of 41-year-old Tina Smith in South Boston Saturday. You may remember, Smith died in an apparent homicide in Roanoke County earlier this month.
Her death was followed by a nation wide search for her missing 12-year-old daughter Brittany, later found in California with her alleged abductor, Jeffrey Easley.
Smith's pastor called on her friends and family to remember her not just for her "quick departure" but also for the life that she lived.

12-19-2010, 10:04 PM
Candle light service for Brittany Smith's safe return (http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13711236)
Friends and family of 12-year-old Brittany Smith gathered at Constitution Square in South Boston Sunday. They held a candle light service for her safe return. You may remember, she was discovered earlier this month in San Francisco with her alleged abductor, Jeffrey Easley. The event started at 4:00 p.m.
About a dozen friends and family organized this event before Brittany was found; they were happy to change it from a candlelight vigil to a candlelight celebration. It was bittersweet; some friends of the family got up on stage and spoke about how difficult it was to lose Tina, but how happy they were that Brittany was safe.

Brittany Smith appears in South Boston, thanks crowd for outpouring (http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/271334)
Brittany Smith appeared at a gathering to welcome her back to her hometown of South Boston on Sunday evening. The 12-year-old has been largely sequestered with family since she was found in San Francisco on Dec. 10 with her accused abductor, Jeffrey Easley.

Tina Smith remembered for service, kindness (http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/271266)
The Rev. John Eure doesn't want people to remember Tina Smith for how she died.
"Even though this is part of a story in Tina's life, it is not the whole story of Tina's life," Eure said. "The murder should not define who she was."
The pastor urged about 175 of Smith's family and friends, gathered at Ash Avenue Baptist Church in South Boston on Saturday for Smith's memorial service, to remember the 41-year-old nurse for her quirky ways, her kindness and her service to others.

Jeffrey Scott Easley off suicide watch (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj-jeffrey-scott-easley-off-suici-122010,0,6683645.story)
The man accused of abducting 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith has been taken off suicide watch while he sits in a jail cell.
On Saturday, jail officials at Western Virginia Regional Jail placed Jeffrey Scott Easley, 32, on "special" watch; the only difference being he no longer has to wear a suicide-preventing smock. The smock is tear resistant to prevent an inmate from using scraps of their clothes to form a noose.

01-09-2011, 10:49 PM
Preliminary hearing set for February (http://www.gazettevirginian.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2234:preliminary-hearing-set-in-february&catid=34:news&Itemid=54)
Jeffrey Scott Easley was arraigned Friday on a charge of abducting 12-year-old former South Boston resident Brittany Mae Smith, according to Roanoke County Public Information Director Teresa Hamilton Hall.
The arraignment took place in Roanoke County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Roanoke County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Leach will proscute the case and was in court for the arraignment.
During the brief court appearance, Easley requested a court appointed attorney, Hall said.
After an exchange of financial information, Judge Philip Trompeter granted Easley’s request.

01-29-2011, 04:39 PM
Easley: Brittany Smith rode along voluntarily (http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/275356)
Accused abductor Jeffrey Easley said in a letter from jail that 12-year-old Brittany Smith was his willing cross-country travelling companion.
"I did not kidnapp her or take her aginest her will," Easley, 32, wrote in a letter postmarked Thursday from the Western Virginia Regional Jail. "She made me promise not to leave her."

02-08-2011, 02:42 PM
VA abduction case sent to grand jury (http://www2.wnct.com/news/2010/dec/13/64/wnct-exclusive-missing-girl-found-ar-607600/)
The case against a man accused of abducting his slain girlfriend's 12-year-old daughter is going to a Roanoke County grand jury.
Roanoke County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Philip Trompeter found probable cause Tuesday to certify the abduction charge against Jeffrey Easley to the grand jury. The Roanoke Times reports that the grand jury is scheduled to meet April 1.

Easley's abduction charge advances to grand jury (http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/276353)
A grand jury will hear felony abduction charges against Jeffrey Easley after a judge found probable cause to advance the case Tuesday morning.
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Philip Trompeter also refused to grant Easley bond, meaning he will remain in jail.

02-08-2011, 09:17 PM
Virginia man bound over in cross country abduction of girl (http://edition.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/02/08/virginia.missing.child/)
A Virginia judge on Tuesday sent to a grand jury the case against a man accused of abducting a 12-year-old girl whose mother was later found dead.
Roanoke County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Philip Trompeter found probable cause during a preliminary hearing for Jeffrey Scott Easley, who is accused of taking the girl across the country before being spotted outside a San Francisco supermarket.
The judge also denied Easley's bond request, Roanoke County spokeswoman Teresa Hall said.

Abduction charge certified against Jeffrey Easley (http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13989936)
A judge has certified the abduction charge against Easley and next the case will go to a grand jury.
Easley is accused of taking 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith back in December after her mother, Tina, was found bound and beaten to death in her bedroom.
Some new information about the case came out in the preliminary hearing, but not nearly as much as was expected, although it was enough for a juvenile and domestic judge to find probable cause to move the abduction charge forward.
More... Video included...

Charges against Jeffrey Easley move forward (http://www2.wsls.com/news/2011/feb/08/7/jeff-easley-court-preliminary-hearing-ar-828253/)
A Roanoke County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge certifies the felony abduction charge against Jeffrey Easley. Easley is accused of taking 12-year-old Brittany Smith across the country, after her mother's death. The grand jury is expected to take up the abduction charge on April 1.
We heard details of Tina Smith's murder for the first time, during Easley's preliminary hearing. An investigator testified Smith's body was found in a bedroom of her Ft. Lewis Circle home, bound with cord. He stated her hands were swollen and there were red stains about her head. The investigator stopped short of saying how Tina Smith died.
More... Video included...

04-01-2011, 05:50 PM
Easley indicted for abduction, court date July 28-29 (http://www.thenewsrecord.com/index.php?/news/article/easley_indicted_for_abduction_court_date_july_28-29/)
A Roanoke County Circuit Court grand jury returned an indictment on Friday in the abduction case against Jeffrey Scott Easley. His court date for the abduction charge — with the intent to defile — is July 28 and 29.

04-02-2011, 09:25 PM
Jeffrey Easley indicted on charge of abduction with intent to sexually assault Brittany Smith (http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/282022)
Roanoke County authorities have tightened their legal grip on Jeffrey Easley, alleging Friday that he abducted Brittany Smith with the intent of sexually assaulting the 12-year-old girl.
But four months after Smith's mother was found dead in her home -- and Easley was identified by police as a suspect -- no charges have been brought in connection with the killing.
The death of Tina Smith in her Fort Lewis Circle home in December remains under investigation as police wait for results of forensic tests, said Lt. Chuck Mason of the Roanoke County Police Department.

06-03-2011, 06:39 PM
Roanoke County detective honored by missing group for Brittany Smith (http://articles.wdbj7.com/2011-05-04/brittany-smith_29510871)
Detective Christopher Welch will be honored on Capitol Hill later this month by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for his work on the Brittany Smith disappearance. Smith went missing and her mother was found dead in their Roanoke County home. The 12-year-old was later found in San Francisco with Jeff Easley.

Ayden native indicted in Virginia capital murder (http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Ayden_Native_Indicted_In_Virginia_Capital_Murder_1 23130868.html)
An Ayden native has been indicted in Virginia for capital murder.
Jeffrey Easley was indicted today by a Roanoke County grand jury for murder in the commission of abduction with intent to defile.

06-08-2011, 07:24 PM
New photo of JE, at his latest court appearance 6.8.11, to add to his repertoire:


06-09-2011, 12:19 AM
Jeffrey Easley gets new lead attorney (http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/289213)
Sporting a bushy, slightly graying beard and a wide smile, Jeffrey Scott Easley returned to Roanoke County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
After a brief appearance, he had a newly appointed lead attorney to help defend him against a capital murder charge in the December death of Tina Smith.
In a 15-minute hearing, Judge James Swanson appointed Salem attorney Mark Claytor to be Easley's lead attorney in the capital case.

07-05-2011, 11:33 AM
Team earns national award for news in Brittany Smith case [The Roanoke Times, Va.]

[June 11, 2011]

(Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) June 11--The public information team that kept the country abreast of breaking news in the Brittany Smith abduction case has won a national award for its work

<<<<<<<<<<<<more at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


11-21-2011, 07:26 PM
Jeffrey Easley's lawyers head to San Francisco to gather evidence (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-jeffrey-easleys-lawyers-head-to-san-francisco-to-gather-evidence-in-brittany-smith-case-20111121,0,875817.story)
The man charged with capital murder of a Roanoke County woman and the abduction of her daughter last year was back in court today. Jeffrey Easley is accused of killing Tina Smith and taking her then 12-year-old daughter to San Francisco during a nationwide manhunt in December of 2010.
Easley’s attorneys, Tom Roe and Mark Claytor, asked a judge to approve a four day trip to San Francisco at the end of the month to review statements, evidence and to interview potential witnesses

Easley lawyers to travel to San Francisco to prepare capital murder defense (http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/301413)
Defense lawyers for Jeffrey Easley, accused of the capital murder of a Roanoke County woman and the abduction of her then 12-year-old daughter, will travel to San Francisco to research the man and girl’s last hours together.

02-28-2012, 12:23 PM
Suspect in abduction of girl, killer her mother due in court today (http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/305506)
Jeffrey Easley is scheduled to appear in Roanoke County Circuit Court this afternoon in a hearing related to his alleged abduction of a 12-year-old girl in December 2010 and her mother’s murder.
The hearing begins at 12:15 p.m. It’s unknown what the attorneys will ask.

02-28-2012, 06:56 PM
Man pleads guilty in killing os SoBo resident (http://www.gazettevirginian.com/index.php/news/34-news/5040-breaking-man-pleads-guilty-in-killing-of-sobo-resident)
Jeffrey Scott Easley, 33, pleaded no contest Tuesday to killing 41-year-old Tina Dyer Smith, a former South Boston resident.
In return for the no contest plea Tuesday, prosecutors dropped abduction charges against Easley.

VA man pleads no contest to killing girlfriend (http://www.wowktv.com/story/17036972/va-man-pleads-no-contest-to-killing-girlfriend)
A Roanoke County man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading no contest to a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend.

Former Ayden man avoids death penalty with murder plea (http://www.witn.com/news/headlines/Former_Ayden_Man_Avoids_Death_Penalty_With_Virgini a_Murder_Plea_140772173.html?ref=173)
A former Ayden man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after pleading no contest to capital murder.