2016-04-06 / News Briefs

Plane crash-lands at county airport

Rich Griset

A memorial for slain Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer at the Greyhound bus station. A memorial for slain Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer at the Greyhound bus station. An airplane made a crash landing at the Chesterfield County Airport last Wednesday after its landing gear failed.

The crash involved a single-engine Piper aircraft that had taken off from Chesterfield and was returning after a flight. The landing gear collapsed, causing the aircraft to slide to a stop. The crash occurred around 11:45 a.m. on the airport’s main runway. There were no injuries to the pilot, but the plane’s fuselage and propeller were damaged in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Police nab suspect for impersonating officer

Police are investigating a report of a suspect impersonating a police officer.

Shawn C. Willette, 26, of Hopewell, has been charged with impersonating a law officer. While working as a vehicle repossession agent, he allegedly spoke to a resident and claimed to be a police officer. The incident occurred on March 29 at 1 p.m. in the 3900 block of Bridget Court.

Fugitive of the Week: William Ray Turner

Police are asking for help to find a suspect in connection with a robbery and shooting that occurred in Richmond.

William “Ray Ray” Ray Turner is wanted for a robbery/shooting that occurred on Sept. 6 in the 700 block of 49th Street. Turner, 24, is described as an African-American man standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. His last known address is 1304 Nelson St. in Richmond, and he drives a Baja Warrior Mini Bike.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Richmond Detective Gouldman at 646-3915.

State trooper slain

A Virginia state trooper was fatally shot by an attacker last Thursday at Richmond’s Greyhound station on the Boulevard.

Chad P. Dermyer, 37, died from his wounds after being taken to VCU Medical Center following the attack. His attacker, James Brown III, was killed by officers who returned fire. Two women also suffered injuries that are not life-threatening.

Dermyer was a Marine Corps veteran who graduated from the state police academy in 2014 after serving on patrol in Newport News and Hampton. He was participating in a criminal interdiction training exercise when he was approached by Brown and shot multiple times. Brown had been speaking with Dermyer only moments earlier. The shooter had a lengthy criminal history in Illinois. Dermyer’s funeral was held Tuesday in Hampton.

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