Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Media Stories Lead to Assault Arrests

Thanks to the media attention and community support, Richmond Police detectives have been able to identify and arrest the people involved in a brutal, home invasion assault on Bowe Street this summer.

At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, two men climbed the victim’s balcony in the 800 block of Bowe Street, kicked in the door and assaulted the victim with a stove pan and a TV.

The victim was taken to VCU Medical Center to recover from his injuries.

After detectives asked the public for help in August, they received several credible tips that helped them identify everyone involved in the crime and arrest Jimmy L. Wilson Jr., 36, of Chester, and Robert B. Pennington, 26, of Chesterfield. Both men have been charged with aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit burglary.

“If it were not for the media stories and the great support we have from the community, we may not have been able to identify and arrest these offenders,” Capt. Brian Russell said.