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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Washington DC.

Tuesday
Sep232014

Prosecutors: Accused White House Jumper Held with Ammo

(WASHINGTON) -- Accused White House fence jumper Omar Gonzalez had more than 800 rounds of ammo in his car plus two hatchets and a machete, prosecutors said Monday, as Virginia authorities revealed the Army veteran was arrested on multiple charges last July in Wythe County, Virginia.

Police also found "several assault rifles" in the vehicle at the time of his July arrest, according to a criminal complaint obtained by ABC News.

Virginia State Police told ABC News that Gonzalez had a map of Washington, D.C., with a circle drawn around the White House, along with 11 different guns in his vehicle when he was arrested in July on charges of reckless driving, eluding police and possession of a sawed-off shotgun.

Virginia State Police confirmed that they alerted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as well as the Secret Service about their arrest of Gonzalez.

Gonzalez was also stopped on Aug. 25 while walking along the south fence of the White House, prosecutors said. He had a hatchet in his rear waist band but was not arrested after he permitted a search of his car, which was parked nearby. Police found camping gear and two dogs but no ammo, prosecutors said.

Asked by a judge on Monday whether Gonzalez needed a mental health evaluation, his lawyer said no.


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Monday
Sep222014

Warrant Issued for Person of Interest in Missing UVA Student Case

(WASHINGTON) -- An arrest warrant has been issued for a person of interest in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, but the person is not being sought for anything to do with the case.

Charlottesville, Va., police are looking for Jesse L. Matthew, 32, on two counts of reckless driving, after he allegedly sped away from a police station Saturday after showing up there and asking for a lawyer.

Police say Matthew was seen driving at a high rate of speed, before he evaded capture by authorities monitoring his whereabouts.

Matthew is still a "person with whom we would like to talk to about the whereabouts of Hannah Graham," Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said.

Police identified Matthew as a person of interest because they believe he is the last person seen with the 18-year-old student before she disappeared early on Sept. 13.

Investigators have searched his car and apartment, and are now awaiting forensic tests, the police chief said.

Graham's parents also spoke Sunday, adding their appeal to the police call for help in the search.

"All we want to do now is to bring Hannah home safely and I appeal to anybody who knows anything please, please help us," John Graham said.


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Friday
Sep192014

Two Arrested for 1996 Deadly Shooting 

(WASHINGTON) -- Metropolitan Police arrested two men in connection to a 1996 deadly shooting on Rhode Island Avenue.

Curtis Farmer, 44, of Northwest, D.C. was charged Wednesday with first-degree felony murder for the death of 19-year-old Michael Davy.

On Thursday, police arrested 39-year-old Alexander Passee, of Bowie, Maryland, for his alleged role in the shooting.

Police say Davy was found with multiple gunshot wounds at a home on Rhode Island Avenue, NW on Feb. 19, 1996.


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Thursday
Sep182014

Police Looking for Nine People Reportedly Involved in June Robbery

(WASHINGTON) -- Authorities are looking to identify nine people allegedly involved in a robbery in June.

The Metropolitan Police Department reports that the robbery took place on June 26 just before midnight on the 1000 block of Brentwood Road, Northeast.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 202-727-9099.


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Wednesday
Sep172014

Police Make Arrest in July Sex Assault

(WASHINGTON) -- Metro Police have made an arrest in a sex attack that occurred in Northwest Washington, D.C. in July.

Garcia Pressley was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, aggravated assault, and robbery force and violence.

Police said these charges stem from an incident on July 15 in the area of 13th and M streets NW.

Pressley, 41, will also be charged in two robberies that occurred in the same area in March and August, officials said.


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