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2017-02-22 / News Briefs

Motorcycle driver killed in crash

BY RICH GRISET STAFF WRITER

A Powhatan man was killed in a crash that occurred on Feb. 17.

At about 1:10 p.m., a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling south on Otterdale Road when it failed to stop for a stop sign at Old Hundred Road. The motorcycle was struck by a 2004 GMC Sierra that was traveling west on Old Hundred Road.

The driver of the motorcycle, William D. Domer, 67, was transported to Chippenham Hospital. Domer, of the 2800 block of Hilltop Lane in Powhatan, later died of his injuries. The driver of the Sierra was not injured.

Police continue their investigation.

Shops at Stonehenge to be sold at foreclosure auction

The Shops at Stonehenge shopping center is in foreclosure and scheduled to be auctioned Friday, according to a media report.

Located off of Midlothian Turnpike between Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, the shopping center includes Q Barbecue, Sola Salon Studios, Cato Fashions and a Domino’s Pizza. Law firm Venable LLP is the center’s substitute trustee, and is auctioning the property Friday at 2 p.m. in front of the Chesterfield Circuit Court building. Bidders may be required to make a deposit of $50,000.

The property is also being marketed separately on an online real estate transaction marketplace with a minimum starting bid of $1.5 million.

Trucker sentenced to 3 years for 131 pounds of pot

A Florida trucker caught in Chesterfield with 131 pounds of marijuana has been sentenced to three years in prison for trafficking drugs into Virginia, according to court records.

Collin Michael Ashley, 55, of Coconut Creek, Florida, was pulled over for speeding in Chesterfield on Aug. 7. According to a media report, drugs were found in the cab of Ashley’s rig even after he’d tossed a duffle bag containing drugs out of his truck window.

Ashley pled guilty to one count of transporting more than five pounds of marijuana into Virginia, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison with 17 suspended.

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