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Louisa man faces 10-year prison sentence

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 8:00 am

The Louisa man who jumped on the hood of a moving school bus on Sept. 15, 2016, kicked in the windshield and forcibly removed the driver from the bus, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony assault and battery on Thursday, April 6.

Russel Jeffries

Russell W. Jefferies, 43, also admitted guilt to an Aug. 20, 2016 assault of the same victim, his girlfriend Lisa Crane. In that incident, he doused Crane with diesel fuel after an argument between the two and threatened to throw her into a pile of burning leaves. The argument stemmed from her apparent failure to deliver his Skoal smokeless tobacco in a timely manner.

Multiple state and federal law enforcement agencies helped the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office in the search for Crane, who disappeared after being forced off her bus. Slightly more than 28 hours later, the Louisa County Task Force picked her up while she was walking along Route 208 in Spotsylvania with Jefferies.

To read the entire story, see the April 13 edition of The Central Virginian.