Crime/Justice

Wyatt indictment rocks election day
Published on Nov 6th, 2007
7 comments How does an embattled Commonwealth's Attorney show a pesky lawyer his outrage? For Jim Camblos, notorious in some circles as the prosecutor who waged war on four bombless student "bombers," the...
Locked-in girls’ parents acquitted
Published on Nov 6th, 2007
0 comments Steve and Heather Tomlin, the parents (actually Heather is a step-mom) of two Shenandoah Valley teen girls allegedly confined to a room with a port-a-john and nailed-shut windows, were acquitted of...
Staunton knows it when it watches it
Published on Nov 1st, 2007
0 comments A Staunton grand jury has determined that a local businessman might be a felon for purveying smut to the unsuspecting citizens of that elegant city on a hill. According to a report tonight on NBC29...
Tech families get $208,000
Published on Nov 1st, 2007
1 comments Relatives of those killed in the Virginia Tech massacre will receive checks for $208,000, the Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday. The money is administered by the same man who administered the 9/11...
Abshire civil suit continued
Published on Oct 30th, 2007
0 comments The husband of a young woman killed in a hit and run near Barboursville last November 3 was due in Charlottesville District Court today to answer a claim that he defaulted on a loan; however, car...
Once wrongly jailed woman back in jail
Published on Oct 30th, 2007
2 comments Jennifer White spent an extra month in jail when a grand jury did not indict her August 20, but her attorney couldn't get that information from the Charlottesville clerk's office until September 21...
PAC emerges… and endorses Lunsford
Published on Oct 29th, 2007
21 comments Local citizens recently formed a political action committee dedicated to the rights of crime victims, and less than two weeks before the November 6 election, have made an endorsement in the Albemarle...
UVA ousts for ‘honor’ only
Published on Oct 29th, 2007
7 comments A recent report in the Virginian-Pilot finds that UVA has not expelled a single student for anything other than infractions of the school's vaunted Honor Code in the past five years. The Pilot story...
Inmate bugged?
Published on Oct 24th, 2007
3 comments Once again, the Hook has received some unusual mail from an inmate at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Last time, it was a letter from captured bank robber Jeffery Adams– who is now...
Stun gun robbery suspect arrested
Published on Oct 18th, 2007
17 comments Police say they've arrested the man believed to be the Stun Gun Robber– Taquan Lovelle Anderson, who is charged in the October 11 robbery of a Cherry Avenue Exxon clerk who was zapped when...
See video from last night’s ‘lie-in’
Published on Oct 17th, 2007
3 comments To commemorate the 6-month anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings and protest what they see as lax gun laws, a group of 32 demonstrators gathered on the South Lawn at the University of Virginia...
No ‘Smoothie’ re-entry for Beebe
Published on Oct 17th, 2007
14 comments A month after rape apologizer William Beebe left the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail after serving six months for a 1982 fraternity house sexual assault, he has settled in Chesterfield...
‘Lie-in’ six months after Tech massacre
Published on Oct 15th, 2007
0 comments The six-month anniversary of Virginia Tech massacre will be commemorated tomorrow on the UVA Lawn as 32 students lie down in protest. The participants represent the fallen students and teachers...
Caveat emptor: Mold house auctioned off
Published on Oct 9th, 2007
1 comments The house on 2207 Wayne Avenue that was supposed to be the dream home of Larry Butler and Judit Szaloki was foreclosed upon and sold at auction September 24. The family discovered within days of...
Tragic trifecta: 3rd Shifflett sought
Published on Oct 8th, 2007
3 comments A third brother in the family notorious for dodging felony warrants is now being sought by Albemarle County Police, according to a report on NBC29. Nearly a year ago, authorities conducted manhunts...
Lewis & Clark host Columbus Day protesters
Published on Oct 8th, 2007
24 comments Downtown schlubs who didn't get a Columbus Day vacation at least got to catch a glam protest at the foot of the Lewis and Clark statue on the way to work. Wearing evening gowns and beauty pageant...
Grisham sued by DA over The Innocent Man
Published on Oct 3rd, 2007
0 comments On Friday, two men featured in best-selling author John Grisham's non-fiction debut The Innocent Man filed suit against Charlottesville's most famous scribe and his publisher in Eastern Oklahoma...
Charges tossed in supremacist’s trial
Published on Oct 3rd, 2007
14 comments A federal judge dismissed two felony charges today against Kevin Strom, the founder of the Aryan-lovin' National Vanguard, charged with enticing a 10-year-old girl to perform sexual acts and...
Apologizing robber gets 11 years
Published on Oct 3rd, 2007
0 comments On October 1, Bank robbery apologist Jeffery Alan Adams, 38, was sentenced to 11 years and three months on October 1 for attempting to rob the Union Bank & Trust on the Downtown Mall. As you may...
Cement truck driver indicted
Published on Oct 3rd, 2007
9 comments An Albemarle grand jury has indicted the man accused of accidentally rolling the cement truck he was driving onto a car on Route 53. William Donald Sprouse of Scottsville stands charged with reckless...