Barrett Wolfe caused an unscheduled stop for the Crescent.
Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail
The man whose alleged actions brought an Amtrak train to a halt
in the Nelson County village of Shipman on the morning of June 9
will be spending nearly a week in jail.
Barrett Harrington Wolfe, a 22-year-old Atlanta photographer and
self-described "propagandist," racked up five felony and three
misdemeanor charges for allegedly assaulting a female passenger and
conductor on the Crescent and then kicking two windows out of a
county sheriff's department car and attempting a handcuffed
Wolfe bit a deputy and scratched two more, according to Sheriff
"I don't know what his problem was," says Brooks. "He started to
get agitated in Georgia. I don't know if it was drugs, but we got
paraphernalia off him."
Nelson law enforcers say they had no idea what they were facing
when the call came in about a problem on the New Orleans-to-New
York passenger train, says Brooks.
"We thought it might be a medical," says Brooks.
It turns out that a female passenger reported getting shoved and
knocked down, and the conductor suffered neck and back injuries
that hospitalized him for several hours (and could raise the
misdemeanor assault charge into a felony if the injuries prove
severe), says Brooks.
"What you have is kind of like a hostage situation on the
train," says the sheriff. "You can't get off."
Wolfe is a fine art/fantasy photographer. Although he once
created a blog called ...