Crime/Justice

Unhealthy situation? Friends question jailed man's death
Published on Jan 19th, 2011
56 comments It had been over 40 years since Jimmy Gunn had been behind bars, and he was terrified of going back. He began telling friends that it wasn't fair that a 60-year-old with myriad health problems...
Junk food casualty: Jail locks down for 8 days
Published on Jan 14th, 2011
13 comments During the recent 8-day lock down, local inmates were unable to move around as they did here with Colonel Ron Matthews. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO A trusty looking for a snack from a vending machine...
Carnal drama: Wife reportedly knew shot boy all too well
Published on Jan 14th, 2011
25 comments Crilley was arrested October 29. AUGUSTA LAW ENFORCEMENT There's a bizarre story developing in the Shenandoah Valley community of Mt. Solon where a 14-year-old-boy was shot in a leg  January 13...
Pimping charges dropped
Published on Jan 13th, 2011
20 comments Pandering charges are nol prossed. PHOTO ALBEMARLE POLICE Charges against a couple arrested in November for allegedly running a prostitution ring were dropped today in Albemarle General District...
Volunteer fear: Graduation rapist convicted of stalking activist
Published on Jan 11th, 2011
16 comments Jeff Kitze served 20 years in prison for raping and beating of his sister's roommate the day after she graduated from UVA Law School. PHOTO CHARLOTTESVILLE POLICE Since his release from prison two...
Bare-ly legal: charges against Tobey dropped
Published on Jan 11th, 2011
22 comments Aaron Tobey got something off his chest by writing on it. HENRICO COUNTY POLICE PHOTO Henrico County's Commonwealth's Attorney elected not to press charges against Charlottesville resident Aaron...
No show: New charges, but Huguely murder hearing delayed again
Published on Jan 10th, 2011
3 comments Huguely won a continuance Monday morning. UVA SPORTS, CPD Reporters hoping to catch a glimpse of George Wesley Huguely V, the wealthy college lacrosse player who became a striped-jumpsuit-wearing...
No bail: Abshire pleads poverty in first court appearance
Published on Jan 7th, 2011
10 comments Eric Abshire made his first court appearance Thursday in the Orange County Circuit Court. Inset: Abshire at a November 3, 2007 vigil for Justine. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART/INSET BY JAY KUHLMANN...
Woman's body identified
Published on Jan 4th, 2011
13 comments The woman found deceased in her car near Preston Avenue on Monday, January 3 has been identified. She is 27-year-old Courtney T. Chambers. According to Charlottesville Police Lt. Ronnie Roberts,...
Security theater: C'ville native nets airport disorderly charge
Published on Dec 31st, 2010
52 comments Aaron Tobey is photographed by police after his arrest. PHOTO BY HENRICO POLICE DEPARTMENT When Aaron B. Tobey decided to exercise his First Amendment rights by displaying the Fourth Amendment on...
Another of Fred Smith's sons arrested
Published on Dec 31st, 2010
19 comments Remember April 1999 when about 300 UVA students rallied to protest the presence of one of FedEx boss Fred Smith's allegedly belligerent sons? It seems another scion of the billionaire has tangled...
Staunton suit: Cleared High's murder suspect sues city for $200 mil
Published on Dec 22nd, 2010
5 comments Carolyn Perry, 20, and "Connie" Hevener, 19, were murdered at High's Ice Cream on April 11, 1967. FILE PHOTO The man who lived under a cloud of suspicion for 41 years as the main suspect in the...
Brutal crime: Culpeper authorities seek public's assistance
Published on Dec 18th, 2010
40 comments Culpeper Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Close and Sheriff James Branch Jr. are asking for help solving the horrific murder of mother-of-three Sheryl Warner, pictured here, on the fifth anniversary of...
Adderall defense: Huguely's lawyers dispute cause of death
Published on Dec 15th, 2010
73 comments Yeardley Love and former boyfriend George Huguely, who has been in jail since her death May 3. When murder suspect and UVA lacrosse player George Huguely spoke with police in May, he allegedly...
$10.6 million: Record verdict in Rt. 53 death case
Published on Dec 14th, 2010
56 comments Married just two years, Jessica Lester, 25, was training for a nursing career at the time of her death. PHOTO COURTESY ALLEN, ALLEN, ALLEN & ALLEN A Charlottesville jury has awarded what's...
Stresses public trust: Fairfax sniper-case cop named Albemarle police chief
Published on Dec 13th, 2010
11 comments New Albemarle police chief Steve Sellers starts work January 18. PUBLICITY PHOTO Fairfax Deputy Police Chief Steve Sellers will be the next Albemarle County Police chief, county exec Bob Tucker...
Wrong-way driver not guilty of attempted capital murder
Published on Dec 8th, 2010
51 comments Michael Hogberg had been celebrating his 26th birthday. MUGSHOT ALBEMARLE POLICE The Crozet man who first gained notoriety for being Tased while handcuffed and fleeing police custody at a UVA-...
Father land: Huguely's Morgantown property yanked from foreclosure
Published on Dec 7th, 2010
22 comments Huguely allegedly played golf at Farmington Country Club with his dad the day that Yeardley Love died. FILE PHOTOS BY UVA, CPD Besides being accused of murder in the death of UVA classmate Yeardley...
Towe Park slaying: Arrest made in unsolved 2005 murder
Published on Dec 7th, 2010
4 comments Anthony Lorenzo "Bunny" Johnson (top) was found dead along the Rivanna in early 2005. Joseph Michael Harris, 22, (bottom) has been indicted for his murder. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO, MUGSHOTS...
Epic memento: Schoolteacher gets second chance at poster
Published on Dec 7th, 2010
34 comments Wendy Marsters during her 12-hour wait to get in to the DMB show at JPJ. PHOTO COURTESY WENDY MARSTERS It was only a poster, but it meant everything to Wendy Marsters. The Northern California high...