Western Albemarle teen out on bond
Patrick Crider, 18, the former Western Albemarle High student who was arrested January 14 for allegedly threatening on Facebook to kill four other Western students, was released on a $5,000 bond March 8. As a condition of his bond, he's ordered to stay away from those students, schools, weapons, the Internet and social networking sites. His January 25 request for bond was denied.
In Albemarle General District Court March 18, Crider waived a preliminary hearing for the Class 6 felony charge for making threats he faces and his case has been certified to the grand jury. "We're working with the Commonwealth for a resolution of the matter," says his attorney, David Franzen.