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Wheless Faces Attempted Murder Charge in Charlottesville

Posted: Updated: Sep 04, 2012 12:12 PM
A man is facing an attempted murder charge, following an incident along Charlottesville's downtown mall.

Police say 23-year-old Samuel Erik Wheless is also facing charges of sexual battery and brandishing a firearm, among others.  He is originally from Laurel, Maryland.

About 8:15 Monday night, a female victim said Wheless inappropriately touched her.  The victim's friend confronted Wheless and police say Wheless pulled out a gun and pointed it at him.

Wheless did not have bond set, and is in custody at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

Editors note:  This story was edited to correct references to Samuel Wheless being listed as homeless. Court records show he holds a Waynesboro address.

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