Man arrested on gun and drug charge

On January 16, 2019, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Winchester Police Department (WPD) with the arrest of Harry James Minter IV, who was wanted for possessing a gun while being in possession of a Schedule I or II drug. Minter, 35, of Stoneleigh Drive, was taken into custody without incident. Minter was transported to the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center, where he is being held without bond.

The WPD continues to thoroughly investigate the homicide of Jerry Wayne Reid, Jr. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Minter was at Reid’s residence on the night of his death allegedly in possession of a revolver while also in possession of suspected crack cocaine.

WPD Detectives continue to investigate those responsible for the homicide. Anyone with information about the suspects or incident is asked to contact the Winchester Police Department at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS.