Crime/Justice

Re-released: Darrell Rice readies for freedom
Published on Nov 25th, 2009
2 comments Darrell Rice will be released December 18 after serving nine month for probation violation. FILE PHOTO BY JAY KUHLMANN For Darrell David Rice, there may be something of a silver lining to spending...
Organizing Project leader escapes Anthem trespass conviction
Published on Nov 23rd, 2009
51 comments In July, after Anthem called Henrico County police on Charlottesville human rights organizer Joe Szakos, who allegedly wanted to ask some questions about the 14 percent spike in premiums his non-...
Last week�s bank robbers nabbed
Published on Nov 22nd, 2009
8 comments It was like the Wild West in town last week, with two banks getting hit, but both alleged bandits were nabbed by police over the weekend; Joseph Carroll Breeden, 32, of Gordonsville for robbing the...
1,000-foot felony: Charges dropped in 2 drug cases
Published on Nov 21st, 2009
5 comments BY DON BERARD Two of three recent arrestees charged with selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school–- a controversial drug war tactic–- have now seen their charges dropped. In October...
Wheelchair man disconcerts coeds
Published on Nov 20th, 2009
5 comments Police have received reports about a man in a wheelchair who has allegedly harassed women at UVA, the Cavalier Daily reports. "We were alerted he was harassing females near Alderman Library," says...
Officer charged in wreck on way to robbery scene
Published on Nov 18th, 2009
37 comments A Charlottesville Police officer has been charged with “failure to yield” in an accident that occurred while responding to yesterday’s Wachovia Bank robbery. According to Albemarle County Officer Lt...
Police wreck on way to robbery scene
Published on Nov 17th, 2009
20 comments Two Charlottesville police officers responding to today’s Wachovia Bank robbery on 10th Street were involved in a car wreck. Police say the officers were in an unmarked car and were broadsided when...
Wachovia Bank robbery today
Published on Nov 17th, 2009
4 comments At around 12:00pm today the little Wachovia Bank on 10th Street, across from Martha Jefferson Hospital, was robbed. City spokesperson Ric Barrick says that a 6-foot tall white male with “scruffy”...
Whitehead laments legal end to speech
Published on Nov 16th, 2009
18 comments On November 16, the Supreme Court decided to let stand an appeals court ruling that allowed the administration of a Nevada high school to cut off the microphone–- mid-speech–- of a...
Missing pieces: Witnesses share their tales of Morgan sightings
Published on Nov 15th, 2009
606 comments Various witnesses reported awkward encounters with a blonde woman near the Arena. GRAPHIC BY ALLISON SOMMERS Amid a new police report that the woman who disappeared during the October 17 Metallica...
Hitchhiking: Missing Morgan Harrington sought a ride
Published on Nov 13th, 2009
132 comments Morgan Harrington is a 20-year-old junior majoring in education at Virginia Tech. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The young woman who disappeared after leaving a Metallica concert on October 17, was...
School rule: 1,000 feet add felony drug charge
Published on Nov 11th, 2009
14 comments Charlottesville resident Carlos Wilfredo Garcia Sanchez, 38, already is trouble for allegedly possessing a half-kilo of cocaine, but getting busted within 1,000 feet of UVA property tacks on another...
Snap: Find Morgan
Published on Nov 9th, 2009
7 comments This is what's arriving with pizza orders these days as Charlottesville businesses do what they can to find Morgan Dana Harrington, the 20-year-old who disappeared from the October 17 Metallica...
Ponzi sentencing: Schemer John Donnelly gets 7 1/2 years
Published on Nov 6th, 2009
7 comments Ponzi-schemer John M. Donnelly will serve seven and a half years for running a Ponzi scheme. FILE FAMILY PHOTO John M. Donnelly walked out of federal court Friday morning a free man–- but not...
Hundreds turn out for Morgan Harrington search
Published on Nov 5th, 2009
16 comments A major search effort to find Morgan Harrington launches Friday morning, November 6, and continues through the weekend. PHOTO FROM STATE POLICE The Jefferson Room at the Cavalier Inn at the corner...
Humpty Dumpty listed in Baron's arrest warrant
Published on Nov 5th, 2009
2 comments Among the items allegedly purloined September 22 from Antiquer's Mall in Ruckersville that led to the arrest of Raymond J. Devere-Austin, the Baron of Delvin, are cast-iron statues of Humpty Dumpty,...
Halsey Minor is misunderstood... Everything you've heard is wrong
Published on Nov 5th, 2009
39 comments Minor: "I am taking on these guys because I'm the only one who can." FILE PHOTO BY JAY KUHLMANN He has just lost another lawsuit–- this time a $21.6 million judgment for Merrill Lynch–-...
New details: Smart arrives as Morgan Harrington's parents launch search
Published on Nov 4th, 2009
46 comments Smart brought a message of hope to Morgan's parents, Gil and Dan Harrington. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER "We will stop at nothing until she is found," says the father of missing Morgan Harrington, as he...
No justice: But special grand jury for Justine
Published on Nov 3rd, 2009
7 comments Six months before she died, Justine danced with her father at her wedding to Eric Abshire. FILE PHOTO COURTESY SWARTZ FAMILY While national attention focuses on the Charlottesville disappearance of...
'By threat or ruse,' ex-W'boro councilman offers sex plea
Published on Nov 3rd, 2009
0 comments The Staunton newspaper has the story of former Waynesboro councilman Dubose Egleston, originally charged with attempted rape, pleading guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery.