Three suspects charged in last week’s burglary turned shooting in Fluvanna County are now waiting to have their court cases heard.
Thirty-six-year-old John Morton Abbitt, 35-year-old Dante Givens, and 36-year-old Thomas Jackson made their first appearances in Fluvanna District Court Tuesday, November 22.
Abbitt is charged with:
Givens is charged with:
Jackson is charged with:
Authorities believe they were attempting to steal from a private garage along Lake Monticello Road Friday, Nov. 18, when the owner and a friend came in and gunfire erupted.
The Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office is still trying to locate one more suspect who may have fled in a blue or bluish-gray Lexus SUV with Virginia tag VRU 1372.
Abbitt and Jackson are expected back in court in December to deal with attorney arrangements and bond, respectively. Court records show their preliminary hearings are scheduled for February 17.
Givens is scheduled to have a hearing on February 7.
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