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Courts & Crime

AG Herring Defends Virginians’ Healthcare Against Latest Legal Attack

April 10, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring and 15 fellow state attorneys general yesterday filed a motion to intervene to protect healthcare for millions of Americans against a lawsuit filed in Texas.

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Fairfax Woman Sentenced To 15 Years For Role In Fentanyl Overdose Death

April 9, 2018

On April 5, Erin Apgar, 38 of Centreville, VA, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, including four years and 11 months of active incarceration, for her role in the fentanyl-related overdose death of a Northern Virginia man, Edgar Escobar, in 2016.

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Sterling Man Pleads Guilty To Obstructing Counterterrorism Investigation

April 9, 2018

A Sterling man, Sean Andrew Duncan, 22, pleaded guilty today to obstructing a counterterrorism investigation and receipt of child pornography.

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Man Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Pornography

April 9, 2018

A Manassas man pleaded guilty today to using the Internet to pay women to sexually abuse children as young as six years old in the Philippines while he produced numerous images of the abuse.

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Maryland Man Sentenced For Dogfighting Conspiracy

April 6, 2018

A Maryland man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to engage in dogfighting, as well as a separate role as a ringleader in a credit card fraud and identity theft scheme.

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Pimp Sentenced To 25 Years For Sex Trafficking Minor

April 6, 2018

A Florida man was sentenced today to 25 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for sex trafficking a 16-year-old girl throughout the United States in 2017. He drove and flew the minor victim across the country for prostitution, including to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

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Man Sentenced For Defrauding Investors Of Over $5 Million

April 6, 2018

A Florida man, David Webb, 59, was sentenced today to four years in prison for defrauding investors in his company of more than $5 million.

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Two District Men Found Guilty Of Murder In 2014 Shooting Of Alexandria Man

April 5, 2018

Tyrone Michael Hight, 26, and James Young, 25, both of Washington, DC, were found guilty by a jury today of murder and other charges stemming from the slaying of Willard Carlos Shelton, 38, of Alexandria, VA, in Southeast Washington.

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Williams Sentenced To 33 Years For Murder

April 5, 2018

On April 5, Melvin John Williams, a 23-year old Alexandria resident, pleaded guilty to a four-count indictment charging: Murder in the First Degree-Felony, Malicious Wounding-Felony, Impeding a Police Officer-Misdemeanor, and Animal Cruelty-Misdemeanor. Williams was subsequently sentenced to serve 33 years in the penitentiary.

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Man Fled Country After Depositing $1.3 Million In Stolen Checks

April 3, 2018

Charles Whitman, 40, who was a former resident of Fairfax, pleaded guilty today to depositing over $1.33 million in stolen checks belonging to an Arlington businessman.

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