Alleged DQ kidnapper held without bond


The man accused of abducting his wife from the Dairy Queen in Crozet Saturday night was denied bond today in both Albemarle General District and Juvenile & Domestic Relations courts. Kevin Lee Stone, 36, of Crozet picked up six felony charges– abduction, child endangerment, malicious wounding, eluding, possession of a firearm by a felon, and use of a firearm during a felony– and a DUI when he allegedly left the ice cream spot with his wife and a gun.

A witness at Dairy Queen observed a woman being forced into a car and called 911, according to Albemarle police Sergeant Amos Chiarappa. Police arrived at 7:48pm, and while they were interviewing the person who called, the witness saw the 2002 gray Honda Accord carrying Stone, his wife, and a two-year-old child drive by.

A brief pursuit ensued, and at one point Stone momentarily lost control of the car on White Hall Road and hit an embankment. But he kept on driving, according to Chiarappa. Stone stopped on Clark Road in White Hall and was taken into custody.

He has two previous convictions for domestic assault, Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Darby Lowe told a judge in juvenile court this afternoon.

County records also show that Stone has a prior conviction for grand larceny and DUI. In 1999 and 2000, he amassed six charges involving illegal hunting, including spotlighting and hunting out of season.

On a video monitor, Stone told the judge that he'd just gotten out of jail in December and was taking classes on Tuesdays that he'd like to finish. The judge said bond would be inappropriate at this time, and he scheduled a September 15 preliminary hearing. Stone has a September 11 hearing in Albemarle General District Court.