Former Rich Creek Police Chief arrested for rape and abduction

Virginia State Police’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation Wytheville Field Office initiated an investigation on Aug. 21, 2018 following a reported sexual assault.

On Aug. 27, 2018, Kevin M. Buckland, 46, of Rich Creek, Va. was arrested on charges of rape and abduction.

The investigation revealed that Buckland (pictured) engaged in a non-consensual sexual act with a female victim in June 2018. The abduction charge stems from a reported incident in August 2018 in which Buckland detained the victim against her will.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.