Recent Crime News
Friday | via Hopewell News
A man who police say jumped off of the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge, sparking a massive search last summer, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. Lafonta Elmore King Jr., 23, of the 200 block of North Jefferson Street, Petersburg, pleaded guilty March 4 to reckless driving and was sentenced to 12 months in jail. Comment?
Saturday Mar 21 | via WTVR Richmond
Police are searching for suspects in a Saturday morning homicide. Police said someone call 911 at around 3:50 a.m. and reported seeing what appeared to be a body in the street at the intersection of North Carolina Avenue and High Pearl Street in Petersburg. Comment?
Saturday Mar 21 | via NBC12
Police are searching for the person who killed a 20 year old man in Petersburg. Officers say around 3:50 a.m. Saturday someone called 911 to report seeing what appeared to be a body in the street at the intersection of North Carolina Avenue and High Pearl Street. Comment?
Sunday Mar 8 | via WTVR Richmond
Petersburg police told CBS 6 that the most recent shooting happened just before 8:45 p.m. in the 840 block of W. Washington Street outside American Choice Deli across from St. John's Church. That's where officers said they found a victim shot in the leg and shoulder with that were described as non-life-threatening injuries. Comment?
Friday Mar 6 | via Hopewell News
A man who admitted to being the driver in two high-profile robberies pleaded guilty Monday morning in Colonial Heights Circuit Court. Derrick Jackson, 21, of Dinwiddie, pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement to one count of robbery, one count of attempted robbery and one count of grand larceny from a person. Comment?
Friday Feb 27 | via Hopewell News
In a surprising turn of events on Monday afternoon, the Taylor brothers, Tabyus, 19, and Teandrey, 18, were released from jail after the robbery case against the two failed to hold up in Hopewell General District Court. Tabyus said those 72 days behind bars were hell, a waste of time, and will forever remain a life lesson for the former Hopewell High School football standout. Comment?
Thursday Feb 26 | via WRIC-TV Richmond
Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Department announced Thursday that two arrests have been in the nearly two-year-old murder of Corey Vann Mills. 32-year-oldy Cowarren Nathaniel Wiggins of the 25000 block of Greensville Avenue, North Dinwiddie, VA was charged with first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, conspiracy to commit first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Comment?
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