Crime/Justice

UVA football player in trouble again
Published on Mar 3rd, 2008
3 comments Both the Daily Progress and the Newsplex are reporting that UVA police have charged 3rd-year cornerback Michael Brown with grand larceny in connection with an automobile break-in that took place on...
Morva murder trial begins tomorrow
Published on Mar 3rd, 2008
3 comments Sixteen months after he shut down the Virginia Tech campus on the first day of classes after escaping from prison and killing two people, including a respected former Albemarle County police officer...
Rapist aftermath: Tipster rewarded and lawsuit dismissed
Published on Feb 27th, 2008
22 comments One day after serial rapist Nathan Antonio Washington was sentenced to four life terms plus 20 years, Crimestoppers announced payment of a $60,000 reward to the tipster who "provided the single...
Arrest for abduction, rape in Albemarle
Published on Feb 22nd, 2008
17 comments Just hours before Charlottesville police stopped a sexual assault in progress in the early morning hours of Thursday, February 21, Albemarle County Police made an arrest of their own. At 11:29pm on...
Was a rapist caught in the act?
Published on Feb 21st, 2008
66 comments A quick-thinking friend, an alert neighbor, and fast-acting Charlottesville police helped end an alleged sexual assault– in progress– happening on Grady Avenue early this morning. At 1:...
Below-belt trend stymies porn case?
Published on Feb 19th, 2008
6 comments The 20 charges of child pornography possession against former Peace Lutheran associate pastor Gregory Briehl (shown here) are now down to 16 counts. Albemarle Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jon...
Wheelchair petition heads to City Council
Published on Feb 19th, 2008
50 comments It's been over three months since Gerry Mitchell was struck in his wheelchair by an Albemarle County Police cruiser and then ticketed by Charlottesville Police, but the feelings of outrage linger....
Two years later, no charges in murder
Published on Feb 19th, 2008
2 comments This Friday marks the two-year anniversary of the slaying of 22-year-old Danielle Howard, killed on a dark Gordonsville street, and family members are upset that no arrests have been made. "What the...
College shooting movie due out in April
Published on Feb 15th, 2008
2 comments Its release delayed by the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, Dark Matter– a movie about a disturbed student who kills his classmates by shooting them in their classroom– will see...
Gentry waives preliminary hearing
Published on Feb 14th, 2008
4 comments The second of two men charged with capital murder in the death of a Charlottesville woman in November waived his right to a preliminary hearing this afternoon in Charlottesville District Court....
FBI raids clothing store
Published on Feb 13th, 2008
41 comments Update: According to a news release from the U.S Attorney's office in Roanoke, store owner Reynold George Samuels, 39, and seven others were charged with dealing drugs and pirated DVDs out of the...
Ron Paul blimp apparently slashed
Published on Feb 8th, 2008
7 comments Four days after it was the Hook's cover buoy, the blimp touting the presidential candidacy of Ron Paul was grounded due to a four-inch gash allegedly caused by a vandal. "Somebody must have come by...
Bedford sheriff tracks local computers for child porn
Published on Feb 7th, 2008
10 comments You're on notice, Charlottesville Internet file swappers– the Bedford County sheriff's department may be watching you. According to Sheriff Mike Brown (left), who directs the federally funded...
Turner guilty: Nelson man sentenced to 28 years
Published on Feb 7th, 2008
1 comments A Nelson County man was sentenced to 28 years Wednesday for the murder of Dewey Wood, also of Nelson. Thomas Junior Turner of Arrington received 25 years for second-degree murder and an additional...
Murder trial continues in Nelson
Published on Feb 6th, 2008
0 comments The murder trial for a Nelson County resident accused of fatally shooting another man continues today in Lovingston. Thomas Junior Turner, 37, of Arrington, is being charged with first-degree murder...
Gun in locker sends Walton boy to juvey
Published on Feb 4th, 2008
4 comments A boy who brought a gun to Albemarle County's Walton Middle School found himself in the Blue Ridge juvenile detention facility after authorities got wind of it.NBC29, the Daily Progress, and WINA...
Staunton porn case prompts statewide crackdown?
Published on Feb 4th, 2008
7 comments When Staunton prosecutors levied eight felony obscenity charges against the owner of After Hours Video in November, obscenity cases were few in Virginia. Now it appears Staunton may have started a...
FBI reneges, stonewalls over Evonitz and Rice
Published on Feb 3rd, 2008
5 comments Despite the urgings of some family members of the victims in the unsolved 1996 slayings of three Central Virginia women, the FBI is refusing to say why it backed out of a commitment to compare DNA...
Forgery trial continued for publicist to the stars
Published on Feb 1st, 2008
0 comments Posted 2/1/08; updated 2/2/08. After a year of anticipation, Buckingham publicist and chicken farmer Tommy Garrett will have to wait another week to have his day in court. At 2pm Friday, February 1...
Changing of the guard
Published on Jan 31st, 2008
0 comments Albemarle's new police spokesman, Lieutenant Todd Hopwood, right, meets the press along with the outgoing public information officer, newly promoted acting Captain John Teixeira. A Loudoun County...