Crime/Justice

Spivey free on $50,000 bond
Published on Dec 8th, 2006
1 comments The former Charlottesville High music teacher indicted on seven felony counts for making sexual contact and verbal sexual propositions to students appeared in Albemarle Circuit Court this morning...
No indictments in Allen fracas– yet
Published on Nov 28th, 2006
3 comments Almost a month after borderline violent images from a Charlottesville campaign stop for Senator George Allen splashed across cable news and the Internet, city Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Chapman...
Bombshell dropped as Beebe pleads
Published on Nov 14th, 2006
4 comments Ten months after he was arrested and charged with raping a fellow UVA student in October 1984, 41-year-old William Nottingham Beebe entered Charlottesville Circuit Court today, pled guilty to a...
Closed hearing in ‘12-step’ rape case
Published on Nov 7th, 2006
0 comments The November 27 trial for William Nottingham Beebe is looming, and today Beebe, charged with raping a 17-year-old UVA first year in a fraternity house in 1984, was present for a closed hearing...
Misdemeanor plea in Hickman killing
Published on Oct 31st, 2006
4 comments There's no dispute that Azlee Keller Hickman was murdered in a Carlton Avenue mobile home in March 2003. But despite witnesses testifying that they saw William Franklin "Billy" Marshall assault her...
Police seek Shifflett’s older brother
Published on Oct 23rd, 2006
31 comments Authorities want another Shifflett, a man police believe may want to exact revenge against law enforcement officers for shooting his little brother. The City Police Chief said today that officers...
M16, face may figure in Shifflett wounds
Published on Oct 23rd, 2006
32 comments An unconfirmed report suggests that, in addition to suffering torso wounds, manhunt target Elvis Gene Shifflett received at least one wound to the face, according to an Albemarle County man who was...
Did serial rapist slip through cracks?
Published on Oct 19th, 2006
1 comments Captain Chip Harding started noticing something funny in the serial rapist investigation that's gone on since the first reported rape in 1997: Several "persons of interest" in the case didn't turn...
Lethal pays up
Published on Oct 13th, 2006
2 comments There's good news for 21 aggrieved local drivers who'd been overcharged by Lethal Wrecker: the checks are in the mail. Though Lethal's Richmond-based attorney William Tiller had hinted in court in...
“Mistaken belief” acquits Collins
Published on Oct 12th, 2006
7 comments Rich Collins' conviction for trespassing at Shopper's World during his unsuccessful run for Richmond last year has been overturned. Albemarle Circuit Judge Paul Peatross ruled October 10 that...
Schilling lobs softballs at Turner
Published on Oct 9th, 2006
0 comments Despite an abrupt retirement after pleading guilty to lying to federal prosecutors about “the activities of a known drug dealer” and accepting a plea agreement that requires him to submit himself for...
JADE makes undercover ecstasy bust
Published on Sep 21st, 2006
0 comments Last night, the Jade Task Force (the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force) seized 1000 Ecstasy tablets with a street vale of $25,000 during an undercover operation in the 1700 block area of...
Bomber dad escapes contempt charge
Published on Sep 19th, 2006
5 comments The father of the 15-year-old ensnared in Albemarle County's bomb conspiracy dragnet escaped his own possible bout behind bars today, as a judge agreed that the dad's intent wasn't sufficient to...
UVA fourth year shot and robbed
Published on Sep 11th, 2006
6 comments Charlottesville police are on the lookout for two suspects who allegedly shot and robbed a UVA fourth year who was sitting on the porch of a residence in the 1000 block of Wertland Street early...
Jury: UVA student lied, owes $500
Published on Sep 9th, 2006
0 comments A Charlottesville jury decided yesterday that UVA student Tamira Roberson, charged as part of an alleged break-in and brawl at a fraternity house in March, lied about her presence at the scene but...
Supes put off new gun law
Published on Sep 7th, 2006
5 comments Gun lovers have a little more time to fire at will in rural zoned areas of Albemarle County. At last night's board of supervisor's meeting, supes decided they needed more information before creating...
Sir Ralph gets jail time
Published on Sep 6th, 2006
0 comments Ralph Sampson, the towering figure who ruled U-Hall and transformed UVA basketball into a national powerhouse in the early 1980s, will serve two months in jail as part of the continuing investigation...
Judge Wilkinson speaks out against gay marriage amendment
Published on Sep 5th, 2006
3 comments In a move uncharacteristic of both federal judges and appointees of Republican presidents, Charlottesville's own Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came out...
Our own Klebold– or not?
Published on Sep 1st, 2006
16 comments The Albemarle Circuit Court, lately keeping a tight hold on the records of the juvenile defendants in the alleged conspiracy-to-blow-up-high-schools cases, has released documents containing emails...
Conspiracy ‘ringleader’ takes a plea
Published on Sep 1st, 2006
0 comments The then 16-year-old whom some might describe as a very troubled boy but whom County prosecutor Jim Camblos has described as the "ringleader" of a bombing conspiracy has taken a plea. The boy, now 17...