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2018-06-13 / News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

BY RICH GRISET STAFF WRITER



Nickolas E. Clavier Nickolas E. Clavier ATF announces reward in 2015 case

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction in a 2015 homicide.

On Oct. 24, 2015, police responded to a reported motor vehicle crash in the 8700 block of Hull Street Road. Upon arrival, police located an adult male driver who had sustained a gunshot wound. The driver, identified as Nickolas E. Clavier, 32, was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Clavier’s four children were in the vehicle during the incident and were uninjured.

Both the police department and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia initially classified Clavier’s death as accidental. As a result of additional forensic testing and investigation, county police reclassified Clavier’s death as a homicide last month. ATF is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction in Clavier’s homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Chesterfield’s Unsolved/Major Investigations Group at 796-7091 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

Man arrested after hitting four cars during pursuit

A man has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies after leading police on a pursuit on June 7.

At about 11:56 a.m., a state trooper providing traffic control at an active work zone at Jahnke and Buford roads observed a 2004 Ford Explorer traveling at a high rate of speed with an inspection sticker violation. The trooper activated his emergency lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle. When the driver of the vehicle refused to stop, a pursuit ensued.

Through the course of the pursuit, the suspect drove erratically through Chesterfield, striking four other passenger vehicles. There were no reported injuries.

The pursuit ended at approximately 12:06 p.m. on North Arch Road, and the suspect led the trooper on a brief foot chase. He was taken into custody without incident.

Da’ Jaun Kenyatta Lydel Chandler, 25, of Richmond, has been arrested and charged with one felony count of eluding police, three felony counts of hit and run, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, reckless driving, driving with a revoked license (third offense), failure to inspect vehicle and window tint. Chandler was also served with several capiases from Chesterfield and is being held at Chesterfield County Jail.

The incident remains under investigation.

Police investigate shooting

County police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1900 block of Mountain Pine Boulevard on June 6.

At about 7:15 p.m., police responded to a residence in the 1900 block of Mountain Pine Boulevard for a report of a male inside with a weapon. During the investigation, officers learned that the male had shot a firearm inside the residence.

Officers established a perimeter and attempted to make contact with the suspect but were unsuccessful. The department’s Police Emergency Response Team responded to the scene.

At about 3:40 a.m., the SWAT team made entry into the residence and was able to apprehend the male, who has been identified as Reginald Hardwick, 73, of the 1900 block of Mountain Pine Boulevard. Hardwick has been charged with reckless handling of a firearm. No officers or community members were injured during the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact county police at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

Robbery suspect apprehended

County police have apprehended a suspect who allegedly robbed a Dollar General store in the 6700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway on June 6.

At about 2:30 p.m., police say the suspect approached an employee and demanded money. The suspect, described as a white male wearing a black shirt, black pants and a camouflage T-shirt on his head, fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during the incident.

The suspect was later apprehended after K-9 officers tracked him to a wooded area behind Falling Creek Apartments.

Anyone with information is asked to contact county police at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

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