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Charlottesville Police Release Footage of Alleged Assault

Posted: Updated: Sep 9, 2012 05:38 PM EDT

Charlottesville police have released surveillance video of an alleged assault caught on camera. 

Police say the suspect confronted a paving employee near the Shell Gas Station on Preston Avenue on August 20 at about 12:30 in the morning.

The suspect claimed his car was damaged by the paving work.

Investigators say the suspect hit the worker in the face causing him to fall and hit his head.  The victim is OK. 

If you can identify the individuals involved in this incident or have information about this case, contact Detective Stayments at 434-970-3280 or Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.


Press Release
Charlottesville Police Department

On Monday August 20th, 2012 at approx. 12:30 a.m., Charlottesville police responded to the Preston Avenue Shell Station for an assault of a paving employee working in the 600 block of Preston Avenue.

The suspect confronted the employee about damage to his vehicle that he believed was caused by the paving work being done. The suspect, unprovoked, struck the victim in the face with a single punch causing the victim to fall unconscious, striking his head on the pavement.

The victim was treated and later released from UVA Hospital. We have attached the video footage from an area business capturing the incident and is being released to the community for assistance.

In the footage the suspect, a black male, can be seen wearing a white t-shirt and dark pants. An unknown female wearing a pink or red shirt and dark pants is also seen in the footage leaving with the suspect. Both persons reportedly got into a white Ford Crown Victoria or Chevrolet Caprice with large chrome rims and left the area.

If anyone can identify the individuals involved in this incident or has information about this case please contact Detective Stayments at 434-970-3280 or Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.

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