Crime/Justice

If they took CTS to the brawl, how'd they return?
Published on Mar 8th, 2010
99 comments A CTS bus downtown. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Perhaps the most fascinating part of the whole brawl-at-the-mall that caused Charlottesville Fashion Square to shut down for an hour on Friday night, March...
Body found: And signs point to missing Wahoo executive
Published on Mar 8th, 2010
8 comments A prominent Houston energy company leader and graduate of the University of Virginia has gone missing in New Orleans. Fifty-four-year-old Douglas Schantz disappeared mere hours after presenting a...
Officers punished: including one who shot Eppard
Published on Mar 5th, 2010
214 comments A 19-year veteran, Hopwood monitors Anchorage Farm January 26, the day Morgan Harrington's body was found. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART One of the Albemarle County Police officers who shot Colby W....
No comment: Sheriff mum after 90mph chase for graffiti suspect
Published on Mar 4th, 2010
31 comments On March 1, an Augusta County sheriff's deputy launched a chase that blew through eight red lights as it traveled through residential and shopping areas and hit speeds reaching 90mph, according to a...
Cole on our "shameful" prison systems
Published on Mar 1st, 2010
2 comments "With approximately 2.3 million people in prison or jail, the United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world–by far. Our per capita rate is six times greater than...
Smoking gun: Bell a callous enforcer, say pot reformers
Published on Feb 23rd, 2010
46 comments Delegate Rob Bell, right, votes against marijuana reform bills in committee and becomes the subject of a YouTube video. PHOTO FROM YOUTUBE Supporters of two bills on marijuana–- one to...
He's here: Harringtons warn killer he'll be caught
Published on Feb 18th, 2010
102 comments Dan and Gil Harrington arrive at the Copeley Road Bridge on Thursday, February 18. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART They don't know who killed their daughter, but Morgan Harrington's parents say they...
5 citations: Charlottesville Police begin enforcing citizen snow removal
Published on Feb 17th, 2010
49 comments Where the sidewalk ends: Water Street on February 17, just past the federal courthouse. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Charlottesville Police have gotten tough on businesses and individuals who have not...
Web-erasing: Strom's JADE blog inspires Bell bill
Published on Feb 16th, 2010
33 comments If Delegate Bell's bill passes, police may be able to remove their address from government websites. PHOTO BY WILL WALKER The woman jailed for publishing the address of an undercover drug enforcer...
Another roadblock arises against Soering transfer
Published on Feb 15th, 2010
10 comments Continuing the fight against Governor Tim Kaine's unexplained move to let convicted killer Jens Soering return to his native Germany where critics fear his release would be imminent, the General...
Horses seized from convicted abuser's farm
Published on Feb 13th, 2010
6 comments Terry Lynn Sullivan, a supposed Staunton horse-rescuer and the woman who lost her appeal of a prior criminal animal cruelty conviction just three weeks ago, now stands at the center of another...
Suspect in homicide arrested
Published on Feb 12th, 2010
10 comments Richmond resident Antonio Jha-Mhal Grooms, 18, is arrested February 11 and charged with the January 22 murder of Miguel Lugio Salazar, 32, who was socializing at Mountain View Mobile Home Park when...
A memorial service for Morgan Harrington
Published on Feb 6th, 2010
31 comments The parents and 22-year-old brother of the slain woman celebrate her life February 5. PHOTO BY SAM DEAN/ROANOKE TIMES More than 500 mourners braved the snow and icy roads on Friday, February 5, to...
Stressing location: Police want terrain tips in Harrington case
Published on Feb 4th, 2010
63 comments The Virginia State Police issued a new call to tipsters for information about people who know people who live, work, play, etc. in and around Anchorage Farm, the place where the body of 20-year-old...
On the trail: Harrington's body creates new mysteries, angles
Published on Feb 1st, 2010
258 comments The new issue hits newsstands Wednesday afternoon. HOOK GRAPHIC "There may be something like horse hair on the body, which would mean that she got there by horseback," offered a private investigator...
Glenmore embezzlement: Once-missing Comer will plead guilty
Published on Feb 1st, 2010
13 comments Former country club president Mike Comer will plead guilty. NELSONCOUNTYLIFE.COM/ALBEMARLE POLICE The former Glenmore Country Club president and homeowner's association treasurer who disappeared...
Senseless killer suddenly pleads guilty
Published on Jan 28th, 2010
32 comments On the eve of his trial, 20-year-old Michael Stuart Pritchett, one half the duo that killed a woman for little more than her laptop computer, has joined his colleague in crime, William Douglas Gentry...
Former Greene Sheriff Willie Morris dead from shot
Published on Jan 28th, 2010
137 comments Sheriff William Morris in 2003. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Greene County's flamboyant five-term former law enforcement head, Sheriff William Morris, 65, has been taken off life support January 28...
Black ribbon: Harrington's parents express emotions
Published on Jan 27th, 2010
102 comments Dan, Gil, and Alex Harrington tie a black ribbon to Copeley Road Bridge a day after Morgan's body was found. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER “Our sorrow is etched in our faces; our pain has been carved in...
Body positively ID'd, Harringtons express closure
Published on Jan 27th, 2010
55 comments The body found Tuesday in a hayfield on a southern Albemarle County farm has now been positively identified by law enforcement as Morgan Dana Harrington, the 20-year-old who disappeared October 17...