Louisa’s prosecutor drops charges

In a joint preliminary hearing in Louisa General District Court on Tuesday, March 18, several charges filed against two siblings stemming from a Super Bowl shooting last month and possible connection in the theft of murdered Waynesboro Police Reserve Cpt. Kevin Quick’s vehicle.

Quick, who was reported missing by his family on Jan. 31, was discovered dead along a logging road in Goochland County on Feb. 6.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire dropped four of the charges against Daniel Mathis,18, of Bremo Bluff, and one for Mathis’ sister, Mersadies Shelton, 20, of Charlottesville. The pair was arrested at a hotel on February 4 in Alexandria.

Both were initially charged with receiving or buying stolen goods in connection to Quick’s 1999 Toyota 4-Runner. Those charges will not move forward at this time.

Mathis and Shelton were also charged in the attempted robbery and malicious wounding of a Mica Road family on February 2.

Among the charges dropped against Mathis are misdemeanors of pointing or brandishing a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, reckless handling of a firearm and the felony receiving or buying stolen goods charge.

To read the entire story, see the March 20 edition of The Central Virginian.

By tcvnews
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9:00 am