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Two teens are being held for brutal attack in Louisa County parking lot
BY PORTSIA SMITH
Two juveniles are being held for an attack on two men in Louisa County earlier this month.
Around 11:30 p.m. April 9, Louisa sheriff's deputies went to the parking lot of Glen Marye Shopping Center in the town of Louisa in response to a complaint about an attempted armed robbery and malicious wounding.
The two men, ages 18 and 20, told police that they were standing in the parking lot when a gray GM pickup with chrome wheels pulled up.
The victims told police that two males armed with handguns and wearing black bandanas got out of the truck and demanded money.
The victims said they were beaten. One said he was struck by a handgun and knocked unconscious, sustaining a concussion and a hairline fracture of his jaw.
No money or property was stolen. The gunmen fled in the truck, police said.
The next day, Maj. Donnie Lowe spotted a vehicle matching the description of the one in the parking lot. Detectives questioned the two 16-year-olds in the truck.
The teens were detained on April 12 and are being held at the Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Center on charges of malicious wounding, attempted armed robbery, brandishing a firearm and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Investigators recovered two pellet pistols and other evidence from the suspects' vehicle and homes, police said.
The Louisa County Sheriff's Office was assisted in the case by the Louisa Town Police Department and Louisa County Fire & Emergency Services.
Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419