Monday, Aug. 15, at approximately 7:04 p.m., officers from the Christiansburg Police Department, assisted by deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a report of a fight at the Christiansburg Walmart.
Initial callers reported at least one person with a gun. At the scene, officers located four involved parties, two adults and two juveniles. The altercation began as a domestic argument, and one juvenile did draw a firearm during the dispute, but no shots were fired, and no one was injured.
Officers recovered the weapon involved in the altercation and a second weapon from a vehicle belonging to one of the involved parties. As a result of the investigation, one adult, Misty Dawn Osborne, age 41, of Christiansburg, was arrested for obstruction of justice. She was released on an unsecured bond.
One juvenile was also detained and was referred to the Juvenile Court Services Unit for charges of carrying a concealed weapon, brandishing a firearm, possessing a firearm under the age of 18, and domestic assault.
Officials of the Town of Christiansburg issued a statement thanking the community members who acted quickly to call in the disturbance, the Christiansburg officers for their rapid, professional response, and their colleagues at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office who were able to contain the situation before it escalated further. The official statement also thanked the Blacksburg Police Department for covering other calls in the Town of Christiansburg while the town’s officers responded to the incident at Walmart.