Teen Jailed in Crash A Fairfax County teenager, charged with manslaughter in a car crash in the Springfield area in March in which a passenger in his car died, surrendered to authorities Thursday after spending more than five months at a treatment center in Alabama.
The teenager was a 17-year-old senior at West Springfield High School when he crashed his 1989 Ford Mustang into a dump truck at Old Keene Mill Road and Huntsman Boulevard on March 22. Adam Foote, 17, was killed. Police believe the Mustang was "engaged in an exhibition of speed" with a 1996 Chevrolet Camaro; officials did not call it drag racing because they did not file an illegal racing charge.
The driver is now 18. His parents said that when Fairfax authorities took no action for two months after the crash, they placed him in a center for troubled adolescents. Fairfax prosecutors then moved to extradite him from Alabama. He surrendered at the Fairfax jail, where he had gone with his attorney, Rodney Leffler. A juvenile court judge denied him bond, but another bond hearing is scheduled for next week, Leffler said. He said the teenager hopes to return to the treatment center while the criminal process proceeds.
Norfolk Police Slaying Federal charges were dropped yesterday in White Plains, N.Y., against the man accused of killing a Norfolk policeman, apparently allowing for his return to Virginia for prosecution.
Thomas Porter, 30, was captured Wednesday in White Plains, five days after the killing of Officer Stanley Reaves. When he appeared in court that day, Porter disputed that he was the man named in the federal warrant, and a hearing was set for yesterday.
That hearing was postponed, and the U.S. attorney's office announced late in the day that the charge Porter was being held on -- unlawful flight to avoid prosecution -- had been dropped.
Porter is accused of capital murder and other charges in Virginia.
White Plains police had tracked Porter to an ex-girlfriend's apartment.
Reaves was killed as the officer investigated a report of a man with a gun in Norfolk's Park Place neighborhood. According to federal court papers, Reaves, 33, was shot three times in the head.
Porter was arrested just hours before Reaves's funeral. When his capture was announced at the ceremony, the mourners broke into applause.
Compiled from reports by a staff writer and the Associated Press.