Man Facing 13 Felonies in Connection to Fluvanna County Shooting

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A Fluvanna County man accused of shooting into a neighbor's house appeared in court Thursday afternoon.

Joe Kaine Roach Jr. was scheduled for an arraignment in Fluvanna Circuit Court Thursday, August 31, but that was pushed back to a later date.

However, Roach now faces a total of 13 charges, all of which are felonies:

  • 3 counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony
  • 3 counts of attempted malicious wounding
  • 2 counts of assault and battery
  • 2 counts of malicious shooting at an occupied building
  • 1 count of aggravated malicious wounding
  • 1 count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • 1 count of malicious shooting

The charges stem from a shooting on Hardware Hills Circle before 8 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

According to investigators, Roach shot into a neighboring home, the bullet grazing the person's face. Roach reportedly brandished a rifle at sheriff’s deputies, and then barricaded himself inside his own home for several hours.

Law enforcement said Roach’s wife and a minor were in the home at the time. Negotiators were able to get the wife out of the home, but not the underage family member. Roach peacefully surrendered around 1 a.m. Sunday. No one was hurt during that time.

Authorities said the victim in the shooting suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Roach is currently being held at Central Virginia Regional Jail without bond. He's due back in court on Thursday, October 5, for a status review and to set a date for arraignment.

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