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Virginia man wanted for April incident involving firearm finally in police custody

Crystal Graham

A Schuyler man wanted related to an April 6 incident involving a firearm and assault is in custody, according to an update from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office posted today.

James Jeffrey Harris
James “Jeff” Jeffrey Harris

, 26, was captured through citizen tips and with help from the U.S. Marshals Service task force and the Albemarle County Police Department.

According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Harris was wanted related to an April 6 complaint of shots fired in the 900 block of Rockfish Crossing. A victim complained that Harris had approached, made demands and committed an assault in which the victim was injured. A firearm was discharged during the incident.

Harris fled the scene before law enforcement arrived.

Arrest warrants were obtained against Harris for:

  • 18.2-47. Abduction
  • 18.2-51. Shooting, stabbing, etc., with intent to maim, kill, etc.
  • 18.2-53.1. Use or display of firearm in committing a felony.
  • 18.2-56.1. Reckless handling of a firearm
  • 18.2-308.2. Possession or transportation of firearms by a convicted felon

The investigation is ongoing.

 

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.