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UVA’s Innocence Clinic Wins Release of Man Convicted of Armed …

The Innocence Project Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law has secured a conditional pardon for its client, Messiah Johnson, who the clinic argued was wrongly convicted of armed robbery.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed orders Friday for the release of Johnson and five others in separate cases. In doing so, he noted the sentences were “far outside what should have been adequate to keep Virginia safe.”

Johnson had been sentenced to 132 years in prison.

“Mr. Johnson has served over 20 years for this crime and yet there are serious questions about his guilt – he has always maintained his innocence and there is credible evidence that he was not guilty at all,” the governor’s office said in its afternoon statement.

Johnson was convicted in 1998 of taking part in the robbery of a hair salon in Norfolk. The clinic alleges Johnson was misidentified as one of the disguised men (“Robber

Read more at: https://www.news.virginia.edu/content/uvas-innocence-clinic-wins-release-man-convicted-armed-robbery

UVA’s Innocence Clinic Wins Release of Man Convicted of Armed Robbery

The Innocence Project Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law has secured a conditional pardon for its client, Messiah Johnson, who the clinic argued was wrongly convicted of armed robbery.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed orders Friday for the release of Johnson and five others in separate cases. In doing so, he noted the sentences were “far outside what should have been adequate to keep Virginia safe.”

Johnson had been sentenced to 132 years in prison.

“Mr. Johnson has served over 20 years for this crime and yet there are serious questions about his guilt – he has always maintained his innocence and there is credible evidence that he was not guilty at all,” the governor’s office said in its afternoon statement.

Johnson was convicted in 1998 of taking part in the robbery of a hair salon in Norfolk. The clinic alleges Johnson was misidentified as one of the disguised men (“Robber

Read more at: https://news.virginia.edu/content/uvas-innocence-clinic-wins-release-man-convicted-armed-robbery

Armed Robbery Suspects Wanted In Silver Spring – Patch

SILVER SPRING, MD — Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery of a Shell gas station in Silver Spring.

The two suspects entered the gas station at 100 University Blvd. W. at about 8:31 p.m. Dec. 10. They had their faces concealed, wore all black and one man was armed with a gun, police said.

Police said the men entered the gas station and confronted an adult employee who was working behind the counter. They demanded money and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, police said. They then fled from the store on foot toward Sutherland Road.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects or this armed robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for

Read more at: https://patch.com/maryland/silverspring/armed-robbery-suspects-wanted-silver-spring

Police looking for suspects in armed robbery of Chesterfield …

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BREAKING NEWS: Suspect in Monday armed robberies captured in Albermarle County

WINCHESTER – The suspect in two armed robberies in Winchester on Monday morning was apprehended last night in Albemarle County.

Albermarle County authorities took 41-year-old James Edward Scott into custody about 10 p.m. after they saw a vehicle matching the description of one believed to be connected with the robberies.

The Winchester Police Department issued a be-on-the-lookout alert for the vehicle after the Hilton Garden Inn at 120 Wingate Drive was robbed around 4:35 a.m. and the 7-Eleven at 704 N. Loudoun St. was hit about 7 a.m.

Albemarle authorities searched Scott’s vehicle and found a hat that matched the description of one worn by the suspect in the 7-Eleven robbery.

Scott is being held without bond in Albemarle county.

Anyone with additional information regarding Scott or Monday’s robberies is asked to contact Crime Solvers at 540-665-8477 (TIPS) or the city police department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 540-545-4704.

Read more at: http://www.winchesterstar.com/breaking-news-suspect-in-monday-armed-robberies-captured-in-albermarle/article_370deb0c-df5a-11e7-a018-4b0495eeccec.html

Suspects wanted for armed robbery inside Food Lion bathroom

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Food Lion robbery suspects

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Police are asking for the public’s help to identify two suspects wanted for a robbing a man inside a bathroom at a grocery store in Chesterfield County Sunday night.

Officers were called to the Food Lion at 9801 Chester Road at 9:32 p.m.

Lt. Don Story with Chesterfield Police said one of the suspects, who was armed with a handgun, robbed a man inside the bathroom.

Story said no one was injured.

Police said the two suspects, shown in a surveillance photo, fled the scene in a red, four-door car.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects is asked to call Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/12/10/person-robbed-at-food-lion-9801-chester-road/

Suspect wanted in attempted armed robbery of Chesterfield Subway

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Police are looking for a suspect after an attempted armed robbery at a Subway restaurant in Chesterfield County Tuesday night.

The attempted robbery happened at the restaurant, located in the 10000 block of Midlothian Turnpike.

Police said the suspect, armed with a handgun, demanded cash from a store employee. The suspect was unable to get any money and fled the scene.

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There were no injuries during the attempted robbery.

Investigators have set a perimeter and K-9 units are on scene as they search for a suspect.

The suspect has been identified as a black male, mid 20’s, average height and weight, wearing dark jacket over a light colored hoodie, and

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/12/05/suspect-wanted-in-armed-robbery-of-chesterfield-subway/