Lynchburg police investigating alleged assault of an inmate by jail officer
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The family of a Central Virginia inmate is speaking out, claiming their loved one was assaulted by a Lynchburg jail officer. 10 News won’t go into graphic detail, but we’re told the Lynchburg Police Department is investigating the allegations. Lynchburg police investigate alleged assault of inmate by jail officer. He identified the alleged officer as William Johnson, a jail employee of nearly two decades. AdAccording to Salmon, Johnson has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Man arrested after authorities say he shot at Altavista apartment building
ALTAVISTA, Va. A man has been arrested after authorities say he shot an apartment building in Altavista on Monday. According to police, Matel Stone, 21, of Nathalie was charged with the reckless handling of a firearm, discharge of a firearm or missile at an occupied building, discharge of a firearm in a public place and disorderly conduct. Stone was arrested on Wednesday by the Campbell County Sheriffs Office and taken to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail where he is being held without bond. Authorities say this is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Altavista Police Department at 434-369-7425.
14-year-old boy among those arrested during nights of protests in Lynchburg
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Lynchburg police have arrested three more individuals in connection with protests that began Sunday night. Marshals Service took William Shanks, 29, of Lynchburg, into custody on the following charges in connection with Sunday night’s riot. Demetre Wade, 25, of Lynchburg, is charged with assault on a police officer, projecting a missile at an occupied dwelling, property damage, and unlawful assembly. (WSLS)Wade, 25, of Lynchburg, is charged with assault on a police officer, projecting a missile at an occupied dwelling, property damage and unlawful assembly. Mackton Saunders, 31, of Lynchburg (Blue Ridge Regional Jail)Saunders, 31, of Lynchburg, is charged with unlawful assembly related to Monday night’s protest after it was declared unlawful.