In brief: Nelson cops indicted again, Route 29 & Rio get hairy and more

Ron Lantz is the new chief of the Albemarle County Police Department.
Photo Ryan Jones Ron Lantz is the new chief of the Albemarle County Police Department. Photo Ryan Jones

We’re noticing a trend

Major Ron Lantz was named Albemarle police chief May 11. He migrated here in 2012 from the Fairfax County Police Department, which also produced Steve Sellers, who was named chief in December 2010, and who will retire June 1.

Speaking of trends…

Former Nelson County sheriff David Brooks was indicted May 6 on four charges related to allegedly filming former opponent Mac Bridgwater undressed in a Lynchburg hotel in 2013. One of the charges, embezzlement for using public funds for a non-Nelson investigation, is a felony. Former lieutenant Becky Adcock also was charged with two misdemeanor counts. In April, former Nelson investigator and sheriff candidate Billy Mays was convicted of election fraud.

GOP picks 5th District congressional candidate

State Senator Tom Garrett won the Republican nomination on the third ballot of the May 14 convention, edging out three other candidates, including Charlottesville resident Michael Del Rosso. Garrett will take on Democrat Jane Dittmar in November.

Zero tolerance out, tolerance in

UVA prof and associate dean Catherine Bradshaw co-authored a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report released May 10 that says zero-tolerance policies that suspend students for bullying are ineffective and can do more harm than good.

Arrest in fatal home invasion

Culpeper resident Jordan Jerome Eaddy, 26, was arrested May 15 for the November 2015 slaying of Floyd Alston Jr., 31, in his South First Street home. Eaddy is charged with murder, breaking and entering while armed with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery.

Not a fan

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This mock cover of C-VILLE Weekly, which hangs from a tree on Nelson Drive, was created in response to a March news story about noise pollution in the North Downtown neighborhood coming from Allied Concrete.

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Number of fox bites in 2016:  3

Quote of the week

State Senator Tom Garrett “slandered me in Buckingham County, called me a liar…a snake oil salesman.” Michael Del Rosso said at the May 14 Republican convention to choose a 5th District congressional candidate, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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