2018-01-17 / News Briefs



Defense Logistics Agency police chief charged with exposure

The police chief of the Defense Logistics Agency installation in the county has been charged with two counts of indecent exposure.

Chad Donovan Tearne, 41, of Mechanicsville, was served with two indictments last week after an alleged incident that took place outside a Hanover business in October, according to media reports. Calls placed to both the Hanover Sheriff’s Office and Defense Logistics Agency were not immediately returned on Monday. Defense Logistics Agency is a combat support agency of the U.S. Department of Defense that has an installation in Chesterfield.

Sgt. James R. Cooper of the Hanover Sheriff’s Office is quoted as saying that his agency received a complaint of a male conducting lewd acts in the parking lot of a business in the 9300 block of Atlee Road in Hanover on Oct. 7 of last year. The sheriff’s office has identified Tearne as the suspect, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Tearne was reportedly taken to Pamunkey Regional Jail, where he was released on an unsecured bond. CBS-6 WTVR reports that Tearne has been placed on administrative leave from DLA. A press release on DLA’s website states that Tearne became police chief in Nov. 2015 just after his retirement from the Air Force.

Bank robbery suspect arrested

Police have arrested a man in relation to a bank robbery that took place Sept. 21 at the Virginia Credit Union branch at 13025 Jefferson Davis Highway.

In that incident, police say a man approached a teller and passed a note demanding money. Though no weapon was displayed during the incident, the suspect claimed he had a gun. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, and was last seen running in the direction of John Tyler Community College. No one was injured during the incident.

On Nov. 30, 2017, police obtained warrants for Brian C. Williams Jr., 21, of the 2700 block of Martingale Road, for robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in relation to the incident. Williams was located on Jan. 10 in Henrico with help from the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was arrested without incident and is being held at Chesterfield County Jail without bond.

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