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Man Charged in Albemarle, Suspected in MD Murder to Fight Extradition

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A man facing child endangerment charges in Albemarle County after a police chase will fight extradition to Maryland - where police say he may be connected to a murder. Jonathan Woodard appeared in Albemarle General District Court Friday morning. 

Police in Baltimore believe Woodard may be responsible for killing a 16-year-old in 2012.

Warrants show Woodard admitted that he was one of several men who shot up a city block in Baltimore. But his defense attorney for the charges in Albemarle County, Stephanie Commander, says no arrest warrant has been filed in connection with the murder. 

Woodard is charged with five child endangerment charges after a cross-mountain police chase with five kids in the car. He is one of two men arrested after police say they chased them from Waynesboro to Plank Road in Albemarle County.

Woodard is currently behind bars in Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, fighting extradition on a parole violation. He was convicted of armed robbery in 2010 in Baltimore and served two years in jail for that. 

Woodard is due back in court July 22 for the child endangerment charges in Albemarle Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. 

His next extradition review hearing is set for August 8 in Albemarle General District Court. 

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