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Attempted murder charge for Va. man in alleged attack on trooper

RICHMOND, Va. — A Richmond man accused of attacking a Virginia State Police trooper faces attempted capital murder and other charges.

Michael D. White is being held at the Richmond Jail without bond pending an arraignment Wednesday.

State Police Sgt. Thomas Molnar says White is charged with attacking Trooper R.J. Barrett after the officer tried to intervene in an argument between White and another man.

Molnar says the suspect fled on foot after the Tuesday afternoon incident. He was captured about two hours later.

The 31-year-old White also is charged with malicious wounding, resisting arrest, and several weapons counts.

Molnar says Barrett was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He is recovering at home.

The jail had no information regarding whether White has an attorney yet.


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