Friday, April 21, 2006

Henrico, Virginia

From Richmond’s of April 21, 2006
Henrico teen arrested for attacking security guard with baseball bat

A Henrico teen who suffered at least two gunshot wounds is charged with brutally attacking a Henrico security guard with a bat. The guard was able to fire his weapon during the assault. Police arrested the teen suspect about midnight after he had been treated at the Chippenham Hospital emergency room.

The attack on the security guard happened when he walked outside the eastern government center about 9:15 Thursday night.

James Crouch was struck from behind with a bat.

Police say the guard began fighting with his attacker and was able to pull his gun, firing off three shots. About three hours later, the teen suspect turned up at Chippenham Hospital's ER.

Police say he was treated for two gunshots, released, and arrested.

The teen who was arraigned Friday morning is charged with aggravated malicious wounding and attempted robbery.

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