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Getaway Driver in 2015 Charlottesville Murder Sentenced to 5 Years

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A man who admitted to being the getaway driver in a 2015 murder is finally receiving his sentence.

Bryan Keith Page was back in Charlottesville Circuit Court Wednesday, September 5. A judge had decided to delay Page's sentencing back in November 2017.

Page said he drove Jordan Jerome Eaddy and Pierre Gerard Augustin to the South First Street home of Floyd Alston Jr. on November 21, 2015. According to investigators, Eaddy and Augustin entered the home in an attempt to rob Alston.

Alston was shot in the chest when he fought back. He was later pronounced dead at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Page took a plea deal, and testified for the prosecution against Eaddy and Augustin during their trials. Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joseph Platania said no one has ever cooperated and corroborated as many details of a case as Page did.

“In this particular case, I don't think we would have been able to charge, much less prosecute Mr. Augustin, and the prosecution of Mr. Eddy would have been much more difficult without Mr. Page's cooperation and testimony about exactly what led up to the commission of the crime, what happened during it and what happened afterwards," Platania said.

It was revealed in court Wednesday that a group of people discovered a revolver sometime last week, close to where Page had told investigators to look. The gun is being analyzed, but Platania is confident it is the murder weapon.

Page said he felt guilt over the horrific nature of the crime: Alston was gunned down in front of his own child and the child's mother. Page has three children, and told the court he wanted to be involved in their lives.

Wednesday, Judge Richard Moore sentenced Page to an active sentence of five years. He was found guilty for several charges, including attempted robbery and eluding. Page has already served about three years and will end up serving only about two more. As part of a previous plea agreement, the commonwealth did not make a recommendation on sentencing.

Charlottesville Circuit Court detailed Page's sentencing as:

  • Hit and Run: 5 years active, 4 years suspended, 1 year active to run concurrent with other charges;
  • Hit and Run: 5 years active, 4 years suspended, 1 year active to run concurrent with other charges;
  • Elude Police: 5 years active, 2 years suspended, 3 years active to run concurrent with other charges;
  • Improper Plates (class 2 misdemeanor): 6 months with all suspended
  • Trespass After Forbidden (class 1 misdemeanor): 12 months with all suspended
  • Destruction of Property (class 1 misdemeanor): 12 months with all suspended
  • Misdemeanor Elude (class 2 misdemeanor): 6 months with all suspended
  • Fail to Stop (class 1 misdemeanor): 12 months will all suspended
  • Accessory After: Homicide: 5 years with none suspended to run concurrent
  • Attempted Robbery: 10 years with 5 years suspended, 5 years active to run concurrent

Judge Moore said Page's significant cooperation with prosecutors helped lessen the sentence.

Eaddy was sentenced to 25 years behind bars, while Augustin was given a total of 45 years, but with 15 years suspended.

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