Two arrests could crack white t-shirt case
Charlottesville police chief Tim Longo announced this morning that following an assault last night on a 34-year-old man, officers arrested two 15-year-old males who could be connected to the recent rash of assaults in the downtown area. In a press release, Longo says his department is investigating "any possible connections to other recently reported assaults in the Charlottesville area that are similar in nature."
According to the CPD's account, at around 7:39pm officers responded to a reported assault near the intersection of Grove Street and the 10th St. SW connector. Soon after, detectives were able to identify one 15-year-old Charlottesville boy and later received enough information to arrest a second 15-year-0ld from Lake Monticello. Both are charged with malicious wounding and are being held in Blue Ridge Detention Center pending a hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Their alleged victim was treated at University of Virginia Medical Center for lacerations to his head and arms and released last night.
No word yet on what makes this assault similar to other recent and seemingly random attacks– including whether the youths were wearing white t-shirts.