Crime/Justice

Locally shot: Feature film, The Artist, to premiere
Published on Apr 26th, 2009
1 comments Casey Stein stars as Rebecca, a woman with secrets, and Matthew Marcus, who wrote the screenplay, as the hero. Publicity photo UVA alum Kevin Bender releases a feature film this Friday, May 1....
Atty out: Latest Garrett lawyer departs defamation suit
Published on Apr 20th, 2009
1 comments Tommy Garrett appeared on the cover of Senior Magazine in Arizona, has been on Ed Begley's show, and portrays a journalist in the movie, Queen of the Lot, now in production.. PUBLICITY PHOTO...
Stealers Wheel: Block banditry strikes again
Published on Apr 15th, 2009
21 comments A week after the theft of her tires and rims, city resident Jennifer Crosby's car is still perched on cinderblocks awaiting replacement tires, which were shipped to Richmond. PHOTO BY COURTENEY...
Free Angela Davis... from questions about the past
Published on Apr 14th, 2009
17 comments Angela Davis wants to dismantle the "prison-industrial complex." PHOTO BY STEPHANIE GARCIA To those of a certain age, "Free Angela Davis" evokes memories of an outspoken Black Panther/Communist with...
Bloomberg to air anti-gun ad with VT victims' families
Published on Apr 10th, 2009
95 comments New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has reportedly teamed with the families of those killed in the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech to produce a political ad calling for tighter controls...
Bound by blood? Were cop and killer father and child?
Published on Apr 9th, 2009
1 comments Staunton Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Robertson says the only thing keeping him from discovering whether police investigator Davie Bocock and confessed double murderer Sharron Diane Crawford Smith...
Farmer nabs alleged cattle rustler at local auction
Published on Apr 6th, 2009
1 comments If you thought cattle rustling had been relegated to the dustbins of Old West history along with wagontrains and gunfights at the O.K. Corral, think again. On Friday, a Mount Sidney farmer was...
Frathouse to big house: UVA students jailed for 'prank'
Published on Apr 3rd, 2009
38 comments UVA second-years (l to r) Chase Winslow, Jordan Davis, Gabriel Russ-Tierney, and Joseph Uzetegui were arrested in September for grabbing a fraternity brother, putting him in a car, and leaving him in...
Vick to trade football helmet for hard hat?
Published on Apr 2nd, 2009
10 comments On Tuesday, April 2, former Virginia Tech football star and NFL quarterback Michael Vick appeared in U.S. bankruptcy court in Newport News, where his attorney stated that Vick had lined up a job...
Teen escapee caught at the mall
Published on Mar 30th, 2009
3 comments The teen inmate who escaped from custody at the Ivy rest area March 26 was apprehended on his 17th birthday– March 28– at Fashion Square Mall. The youth, who had been on his way to a...
Sydney Aichs Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert
Published on Mar 30th, 2009
24 comments Student bands from Albemarle High School and Western Albemarle High School – most notably, The Wave – perform at this fundraiser for the new scholarship created for local high school...
Extreme makeover: Driver's licenses get new look
Published on Mar 28th, 2009
4 comments Before and after under-21 driver's licenses. Soon to be gone are the days of walking out of one of the Department of Motor Vehicles 74 offices holding the latest horrible photo on a driver's...
Teen escapee: Unidentified, even when on the lam
Published on Mar 27th, 2009
6 comments The rest area on I-64 west is where the teen jumped out the window and escaped. PHOTO COURTESY VDOT The teen inmate who escaped from custody at the Ivy rest area March 26 was apprehended on his 17th...
Teen inmate escapes at Ivy rest stop
Published on Mar 26th, 2009
7 comments The escape of a teen inmate this morning that prompted the exterior doors of six Western Albemarle schools to be locked raises a profound ethical question: Should juveniles, normally afforded privacy...
Rice remains jailed awaiting trial
Published on Mar 26th, 2009
13 comments Darrell Rice talks to reporters outside the federal courthouse in Charlottesville in early 2008. He was re-arrested on March 19 for violating the terms of his federal probation. FILE PHOTO A...
Webb's fight: Senator tackles prison reform in new bill
Published on Mar 26th, 2009
8 comments Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) calls the present state of America's prisons "a national disgrace." COURTESY OF THE OFFICE OF SENATOR JIM WEBB On Thursday, March 26, Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) introduced a bill...
Michael Vick out of federal prison
Published on Mar 25th, 2009
4 comments Former Virginia Tech gridiron standout and NFL quarterback Michael Vick has been released from federal prison, according to the Associated Press. Vick has been serving a 23 month sentence in the U.S...
Alleged Ponzi schemer Donnelly remains jailed
Published on Mar 19th, 2009
6 comments Donnelly attorney John Davidson (pictured here March 12 in front of the federal courthouse) says he expects his client John Donnelly will request bail in the near future. FILE PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES...
G-Money gets life
Published on Mar 16th, 2009
0 comments The 16-year-old who shot Dani Howard, 22, and left her to die on a Gordonsville street in February 2006 was sentenced to life in prison today, the Daily Progress reports. Gary Christopher Johnson, a....
Landmark showdown: Minor, Danielson begin court fight
Published on Mar 13th, 2009
11 comments Former Landmark Hotel developer Lee Danielson–- who calls Minor's lawsuit "preposterous"–- leaves court with his attorney Connor Crook. PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES The legal fight over who's...