Amherst County deputy involved in sho...

Amherst County deputy involved in shooting placed on leave

There are 9 comments on the WSLS story from Mar 23, 2009, titled Amherst County deputy involved in shooting placed on leave. In it, WSLS reports that:

Amherst County authorities said today that a sheriff's deputy who fired into a vehicle and wounded a man in a grocery store parking lot Friday afternoon has been placed on administrative leave, a routine procedure.

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newsjunky

Madison Heights, VA

#1 Apr 11, 2009
Why has this story fallen off the news radar? something smells in amherst county and it is coming from the sheriffs dept.
NN Man True Story

Yorktown, VA

#4 Jul 23, 2009
I live in Newport News and was a former resident of Amherst' polygraph' County for 10 years. I posted here and it was removed. Amherst was the nearest thing to a 'Police State' I have ever witnessed, well, maybe NY.
My college roomate was rounded up once. We went to LC and were roomates off college. One night about 7 pm a loud knock nearly tore my apt door down, Amherst Investigator, not even with a badge, ID, nothing,,,could have been a home invasion as far as I knew at the time, asks,"Are you____?" No, that's my roomate. "Can I come in(while physically nudging the door open). No. Just then, my roomate drove in the yard, was asked to get out and come with some deputy or inv Higgeins or something. 2 hours later, my roomate returned. He has a clean record because he had a security job as well, which is where he was comming from.
Long story short--he was interrogated, no lawyer, rights, about, according to him, credit card theft in the area. He was a suspect. He wouldn't take a dime, that's why I let him move in. Little did this inv know that his father was the former Atty Gen of Wisconsin, and was sending him to LC.
2 DAYS LATER WE GOT A CALL FOR HIM TO TAKE A POLYGRAPH WHICH IS NOT ALLOWED IN COURT IF YOU PASS. HE SIMPLY...called his father, and he was livid. All of the sudden. No more nothing. OH, by the way, it was someone from a trailor park stealing mail from boxes at an old dead end street and using the cards I found out later.
newsjunky

Madison Heights, VA

#5 Aug 2, 2009
NEWS- Man shoots dog in Danville- FIRED after investigation.

NEWS, Amherst County- Deputy shoots unarmed 68 year old (2 shots fired) in crowded Food Lion Parking lot. Back on the job!! No charges filed against wounded man or deputy.

NEWS- Zero follow-up on trigger happy Amherst deputy by news media.
Observer

AOL

#6 Aug 2, 2009
newsjunky wrote:
NEWS- Man shoots dog in Danville- FIRED after investigation.
NEWS, Amherst County- Deputy shoots unarmed 68 year old (2 shots fired) in crowded Food Lion Parking lot. Back on the job!! No charges filed against wounded man or deputy.
NEWS- Zero follow-up on trigger happy Amherst deputy by news media.
I live in Elon @ was in MH one Saturday picking up a Rx at a local pharmacy there. A man in fronyt of me complained, in a normal manner, about his Rx being incorrectly filled. The man behind me pushed me aside and said to him, "How would you like to spend the weekend in jail(paraphrase)?" He was an Amhersrt county deputy off duty trying to escalate a problem that was none of his buisness. The man who was given the wrong dosage was simply bringing it to the cashiers' attention and pharmist. They are nuts, I agree...
Observer

AOL

#7 Aug 2, 2009
newsjunky wrote:
NEWS- Man shoots dog in Danville- FIRED after investigation.
NEWS, Amherst County- Deputy shoots unarmed 68 year old (2 shots fired) in crowded Food Lion Parking lot. Back on the job!! No charges filed against wounded man or deputy.
NEWS- Zero follow-up on trigger happy Amherst deputy by news media.
There is a lot, imo, police corruption in small counties. Many of the local county residents have little education. Once in a while, as you see here, a deputy bullys the wrong person;Someone that's educated. Sad for such a beautiful part of Virginia.
Saunders

Yorktown, VA

#9 May 23, 2013
I know what you people are saying and your post was in 09. I went to the UVA Graduation last year and we went down route 29 to Lynchburg to see relatives. We got off at rt 60 Amherst, for gas. A deputy pulled into the small gas station and it was about midnight. We left UVA late. We put in the self filled gas and he pulled behind us. He got out anf say that we were from Yorktown;ie sticker. He was really creepy, started snooping around like he wanted to start trouble. Out of the blue, he asks my 18 year old brother, "Do you have any outstanding warrants?" By then, I knew he was a nut case. I sent his name to the DOJ. Stange place...
Trendy

Lynchburg, VA

#10 May 23, 2013
Are you blak Saunders?
Trendy

Lynchburg, VA

#11 May 23, 2013
They are not too fond of out of town colored folk in Amherst
Maga Cum Laude

Yorktown, VA

#12 Jun 1, 2013
Amerst County sheriffs break the law daily when I was living there. They sit on private property to radar people, sleep, or simply watch games.

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