Crime/Justice

Armed robbery in Crozet reported
Published on Mar 13th, 2009
7 comments The UVA Credit Union on U.S. 250 in Crozet was robbed on Friday the 13th. PHOTO ALBEMARLE POLICE A gray-hoodie-wearing man robbed the University of Virginia Community Credit Union in Crozet around...
Riders rocked: Motorcycle community feels hit by ponzi
Published on Mar 12th, 2009
3 comments Racing posters and trophies adorn the office of suspected ponzi schemer John M. Donnelly. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The alleged Bernie Madoff-styled fraud that has rocked Charlottesville's financial...
Jailed Donnelly: Hearing set for alleged Ponzi-schemer
Published on Mar 12th, 2009
8 comments Donnelly attorney John Davidson told reporters of his client, "His hope is that in this rush of accusations that have been made that people give his family the privacy they need." PHOTO BY LINDSAY...
Madoff lite: Feds claim Charlottesville Ponzi scheme
Published on Mar 11th, 2009
3 comments The walls of Tower's Water Street office are covered with motorcycle photographs, trophies, and a cover of RacerX magazine. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Federal authorities announced March 11 that 52-year...
'Mr. Eggman has been revealed to the world'
Published on Mar 11th, 2009
3 comments Andrew Max Eggman Jr., 46, of Harrisonburg was a Mennonite missionary, a parent and husband, and–- according to his March 10 Alford plea–- an entrepreneurial pervert.
Garage sex ring busted in Staunton
Published on Mar 9th, 2009
7 comments A garage in Staunton has allegedly been the epicenter of a prostitution and pornography ring in Staunton. The Staunton News Leader reports that 39-year-old Wayne Gill of Gill's Auto Repair has been...
Local tragedy covered in Post
Published on Mar 9th, 2009
0 comments Two years ago, Raelyn Balfour drove to work at the JAG School like any other day, only this time, she forgot to drop her 9-month-old son, Bryce, off at the babysitter. A Charlottesville jury...
Woodson's plea: I-64 shooter convicted of 14 counts
Published on Mar 4th, 2009
23 comments I-64 shooter Slade Woodson pleads guilty to 14 counts. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE As the indictments were read, 20-year-old Slade Woodson stood in Albemarle Circuit Court Wednesday and said "guilty" 14...
Bad news for Good News
Published on Feb 25th, 2009
1 comments Albemarle Sheriff Chip Harding is making a plea for Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, which hasn't come close to raising its $67K budget that pays for a chaplain and Bibles, and may have to end its...
Judge who saved Earl Washington dies
Published on Feb 22nd, 2009
12 comments Lloyd Sullenberger, the judge who, in 1985, stayed the execution of convicted-but-later-proven-innocent Earl Washington, has died.
Woman pleads guilty to sex with William Monroe football players
Published on Feb 19th, 2009
6 comments Four months after her arrest for having sex with three different members of the William Monroe High School football team, 39-year-old Stanardsville resident Tammy Harlow Cox (seen left in a Facebook...
Possible High's murder weapon tests negative
Published on Feb 17th, 2009
0 comments The search for the weapon used to commit a double homicide at Staunton's High's Ice Cream in 1967 continues, now that ballistic tests on a .25 caliber pistol once belonging to Staunton police...
Arrest made in Wood Grill murder
Published on Feb 11th, 2009
10 comments Roderick McDowell, 25, was arrested in connection with the 2007 murder/robbery outside the Wood Grill Buffet on 29 North. Police photo Albemarle County police have finally made an arrest in the...
911 bus rolls westward
Published on Feb 10th, 2009
2 comments At about 8:20am Tuesday February 10, a CTS bus crossing the Ridge-McIntire interesection along West Main Street, in place of its usual route numbers and destinations, blared out warning signals: "...
McDonnell resigning as AG
Published on Feb 3rd, 2009
0 comments Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell (R) is stepping down from his post on Friday, February 20 to focus on his campaign for governor, with Gov. Kaine likely to appoint Deputy Attorney General Bill...
Sayeth Grisham: No UVA case connection!
Published on Jan 30th, 2009
18 comments John Grisham denies recent reports his latest novel, The Associate, was inspired by a Charlottesville case. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Although a January 26 Washington Post review of John Grisham's...
Staunton reneges on murder reward?
Published on Jan 30th, 2009
1 comments The Queen City has no plans to disburse its promised $5,000 reward in the now apparently solved 1967 double-murder at High's Ice Cream, according to the News Leader.
Subpoena-ville: Blogger Jaquith served in publicist's case
Published on Jan 27th, 2009
14 comments Waldo Jaquith ran for City Council in 2002. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Waldo Jaquith, the creator of Charlottesville's longstanding news blog, cvillenews.com, was subpoenaed last week by the man...
Grisham's latest inspired by Charlottesville case
Published on Jan 26th, 2009
6 comments John Grisham's latest literary effort The Associate was reportedly inspired by a real Charlottesville case. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Every John Grisham novel has a Charlottesville tie–- the...
Cover-up: Killer said cop buried gun, victims outed her as lesbian
Published on Jan 23rd, 2009
17 comments Sharron Diane Crawford Smith (seen left in her 1966 high school year book picture and right in her police mugshot) told police that she was a lesbian and that she killed High's Ice Cream co-workers...