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Authorities make several arrests following Jan. dog attack that killed 7-year-old

(starting from top left) Stephen Christopher Kachmar, Penny Lee Bashlor, Brooks Anthony Floyd...
(starting from top left) Stephen Christopher Kachmar, Penny Lee Bashlor, Brooks Anthony Floyd and Alicia Rene Floyd face several charges after a girl in Augusta County was attacked and killed by a dog.(Middle River Regional Jail | WHSV)
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 6:03 PM EDT
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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) - On May 13, 2022, law enforcement members of the Waynesboro Police Department and the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office arrested several individuals stemming from the incident on January 29, 2022 where a seven-year-old female child of Augusta County was attacked and killed by a four-year-old Rottweiler.

The incident occurred at a residence in the 200 block of Parker Heights Road in Waynesboro.

These arrests follow an extensive investigation by the Waynesboro Police Department and testimony heard before a grand jury.

60-year-old Stephen Christopher Kachmar of Waynesboro, 64-year-old Penny Lee Bashlor of Waynesboro, 39-year-old Brooks Anthony Floyd of Augusta County and 37-year-old Alicia Rene Floyd of Augusta County were charged with the following felony offenses:

Stephen Christopher Kachmar

  • Non-Capital Murder
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Child Abuse, Serious Injury
  • Child Cruelty/Injure
  • Vicious Dog- Serious Injure Person

The offenses listed above carry a potential sentence of up to 70 years.

Penny Lee Bashlor

  • Non-Capital Murder
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Child Abuse, Serious Injury
  • Child Cruelty/Injure
  • Vicious Dog- Serious Injure Person

The offenses listed above carry a potential sentence of up to 70 years.

Brooks Anthony Floyd

  • Child Cruelty/Injure

The offense listed above carries a potential sentence of up to 5 years.

Alicia Rene Floyd

  • Child Cruelty/Injure

The offense listed above carries a potential sentence of up to 5 years.

Kachmar and Bashlor are currently being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail. Brooks Floyd is currently being held at Middle River Regional Jail. Alicia Floyd was released on a personal recognizance bond on May 13, 2022.

Further inquiries may be directed to the Waynesboro Commonwealth Attorney’s Office at (540) 942-6780.

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