Crime/Justice

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...
More guilty pleas from ex-Glenmore officer
Published on Dec 6th, 2010
11 comments Mike Comer before his world crashed down around him (left) and after he emerged from a month hiding in the woods. Glenmore Community Association's former treasurer, Michael D. Comer, 46, pleaded...
Attempted capital murder: Wrong-way driver pleads not guilty
Published on Nov 30th, 2010
36 comments Michael Hogberg pleads not guilty to attempted capital murder of a cop. PHOTO ALBEMARLE POLICE The man who drove the wrong way down Interstate 64 in June pleaded guilty to drunk driving, but not the...
Nothing to opt out of here, says CHO
Published on Nov 23rd, 2010
12 comments In anticipation of National Opt-Out Day, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport announces it does not have the full-body imaging technology that is sending passengers to protest by refusing the scans...
Miller Center: Crawford on the Supremes
Published on Nov 18th, 2010
0 comments CBS News Chief Legal Correspondent Jan Crawford visits the Miller Center to discuss the Fall term of the U.S. Supreme Court. Crawford contributes regularly to the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,...
Miller Center: Alexander on the New Jim Crow
Published on Nov 18th, 2010
0 comments The Miller Center–Although Jim Crow laws have long been abolished, Michelle Alexander argues that a surprising percentage of the African-American community remains trapped in a subordinate...
Sex ring: Couple arrested for alleged pimping
Published on Nov 18th, 2010
33 comments Pablo Castro and Sandra Morales face a class 4 felony charge for pandering. PHOTOS COURTESY ALBEMARLE POLICE A twenty-something-year-old couple allegedly had a 36-year-old woman turning tricks for...
Courtroom contretemps: Client says former mayor throttled him
Published on Nov 17th, 2010
32 comments Attorney Frank Buck served as Charlottesville mayor from 1980-'88. FILE PHOTO Update: The case has been continued to December 13 at 9:05am as Buck's deep ties to the legal community have led...
Rutherford Institute sues over 'virtual strip searches' and 'rub-downs'
Published on Nov 16th, 2010
36 comments The traveler wears no clothes. PHOTO BY JOHN WILD The Rutherford Institute has taken aim at stepped-up airport security that exposes every intimate detail of travelers' bodies and filed a lawsuit on...
Parkway shooter indicted for 1st degree murder
Published on Nov 10th, 2010
6 comments A tip led police to mechanic Ralph Leon Jackson. PHOTO AUGUSTA SHERIFF'S OFFICE Ralph Leon Jackson, the Stuarts Draft man charged in the April 5 shootings on the Blue Ridge Parkway, has been...
Fight for justice: Justine Swartz Abshire's family wages war on widower
Published on Nov 10th, 2010
53 comments Hook cover image. Since their daughter's mysterious death on a winding country road, the parents of Justine Swartz Abshire have made no secret about who they believe is responsible. But four years...
Photo replay: Blogger Strom arrested yet again for stalking
Published on Nov 9th, 2010
56 comments ATF Agent John Stoltz (left) claims he's being stalked. PHOTO FROM I HEARTE JADE WEBSITE Let's say you've just had federal agents come by your house. For many, the last thing thing they'd do next is...
Year after: Last sighting of Morgan Harrington commemorated
Published on Oct 19th, 2010
304 comments On Sunday, October 17, the one year anniversary of Morgan Harrington's disappearance, her brother Alex and her parents, Dan and Gil, helped UVA officials unveil a stone plaque at the spot where the...
Snap: Busted for speeding on Ivy Road
Published on Oct 18th, 2010
5 comments 9:12pm Sunday. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER This is what the rear-view mirror looks like when getting pulled over eastbound on Ivy Road on Sunday, October 17 for allegedly traveling 52mph in a 35mph zone...
Morgan milestone: UVA, Harringtons to unveil plaque on sad anniversary
Published on Oct 14th, 2010
93 comments The shrine to Morgan Harrington on the Copeley Bridge (pictured here during a July birthday gathering for Morgan) was removed on October 4 to make way for a permanent plaque, which will be dedicated...
UVA issues 'forcible fondling' alert
Published on Oct 13th, 2010
7 comments A female UVA student was forcibly fondled Tuesday night around 7pm while walking near the Central Grounds Parking Garage and Memorial Gym. An unidentified white male came up behind the victim, pulled...
Sticks up: Security cam captures Pantops heist
Published on Oct 8th, 2010
18 comments A security camera at Sticks Kabob Shop catches a thief red-handed. PHOTO COURTESY ALBEMARLE COUNTY POLICE On Monday night, October 4, someone made a late-night run to Sticks Kabob Shop on Pantops;...
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