Man guilty of charging at officer with gun

Michael Rowe, 32, of Louisa, pleaded guilty on Aug. 7 in Louisa Circuit Court to charging at a sheriff's deputy while holding a gun and a knife.

Deputy Andre Rademeyer shot Rowe several times at Hillcrest Cemetery on April 6 after Rowe ran toward him. The altercation followed a brief conversation during which Rowe asked the deputy to shoot him, according to prosecutors.

“It is sad some people facing mental health problems choose to use police as their weapon of choice," Rusty McGuire, Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney, said in a written statement.

Rowe faces up to five years in prison. He will be sentenced on Oct. 21.