Albemarle County police are investigating a disorder involving two assaults in Scottsville Sunday night.
Police say they were called to the 200 block of Ferry Street in Scottsville for a disorder. Officers found a 21-year-old man near the boat landing with stab wounds. A 43-year-old man was also reportedly beaten with a baseball bat near the police station. Both were taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center and treated for non life threatening injuries.
Albemarle County police say a fight began on the James River and moved to the Exxon station in downtown Scottsville. They believe about 40 people were involved.
Albemarle County Public Information Officer Carter Johnson stated, "This was an isolated incident. It was something that started on the James River between two parties. It quickly did escalate, and kind of grew out of hand, but it does not have a connection to any previous crimes. It's not something we believe to be gang related."
Albemarle police say due to the size of the crowd involved, Virginia State Police, the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office, the Scottsville Police Department and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries assisted with the disorder.
No names are being released until arrests are made and charges have been placed.
Albemarle County Police Department Statement:
The Albemarle County Police Department is investigating a large disorder which occurred late on Sunday, July 13th, in the 200 block of Ferry Street in the Town of Scottsville.
Officers were dispatched to the boat landing around 11 p.m. for a disorder in the area. The first responding officer was directed to the boat landing, where she found an individual on the ground with a stab wound to his stomach. The 21 year old man was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Another man, 43 years old, was also taken to the UVA Medical Center to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The disorder began on the James River and moved to the Exxon Station in downtown Scottsville. There was a large crowd with about 40 people in the area. Due to the size of the crowd and the magnitude of the disorder, mutual aid was called in from Virginia State Police, the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office, the Scottsville Police Department and two Game Wardens with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
The incident remains under investigation and the ACPD will be working with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to determine what, if any, charges are appropriate. No names will be released until arrests are made and charges are placed.
Carter Johnson Public Information Officer
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