Bryan Silva set to plead guilty

Because of complications with paperwork, Bryan Silva's sentencing was rescheduled for October 18.
Photo: Charlottesville Police Because of complications with paperwork, Bryan Silva’s sentencing was rescheduled for October 18. Photo: Charlottesville Police

The 25-year-old social media celebrity charged with abducting his girlfriend and brandishing and possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon is set to enter a guilty plea April 11 at 1pm in Charlottesville Circuit Court, according to the court docket.

SWAT teams and local police blocked off Bryan Silva’s Jefferson Park Avenue apartment during a several-hours-long standoff on January 3, during which Silva posted videos of himself sloshing clear liquid out of a Grey Goose bottle and spewing profanities at the police on his many social media platforms. He refused to surrender himself until police shot tear gas into his home, after which he emerged with his hands in the air and his pants around his ankles.

The Internet star has been denied bond twice, and according to his lawyer, has been kept in solitary confinement in prison.


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