Justice Denied: The Harmful and Lasting Effects of Pretrial Detention – The Answer

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Last April, the Vera Institute of Justice came out with a brief titled, “Justice Denied: The Harmful and Lasting Effects of Pretrial Detention”. It’s an indictment against pretrial detention and private bail. After noticing this report and briefly scanning it, it was apparent it was another propaganda piece from the criminal justice pro-reform advocates. I […]

Fugitive Antoine Smith Failed to Appear in Henrico General District Court

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Update: Fugitive Antoine Smith Apprehended Fugitive Antoine Smith was apprehended by the Henrico Police on Thursday, February 7, 2020. He is currently awaiting trial in Henrico and Hanover courts. Fugitive Antoine Smith failed to appear in the Henrico General District Court on April 17, 2019 on felony and misdemeanor charges. His full name is Antoine […]

Fugitive Gary Johnson Failed to Appear for Felony Charges in Chesterfield General District Court

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Update: Fugitive Gary Johnson Apprehended Fugitive Gary Johnson was brought into custody of Chesterfield County Jail on Thursday, November 8th, 2018. As of this writing, he awaits trial without bond on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges. His court date is set for December 11, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. Fugitive Jamie Boggs was brought into custody […]

Fugitive Lorreen Pendergrass Wanted in Virginia Beach Circuit Court

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Update: Fugitive Lorreen Pendergrass was brought into custody of Virginia Beach Jail on Saturday, March 30th, 2019. All outstanding bonds have been revoked. Fugitive Lorreen Pendergrass failed to appear in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court on February 125th, 2019 on a contempt of court charges. Pendergrass’ date-of-birth is 07-05-1965. She’s known to reside in the […]

Fugitive Quionne Harrison Wanted in Hanover General District Court

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Fugitive Quionne Harrison failed to appear in the Hanover General District Court on February 15th, 2019 on a weapons charge. He has an extensive criminal history ranging from possession and distribution drug charges, assault, theft, and traffic related offenses. Most of his charges occurred in Maryland where he also has an outstanding warrant in Baltimore. […]

Fugitive Thomas Keyes Failed to Appear for Felony Drug Charges in Henrico General District Court

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Update: Fugitive Thomas Keyes was brought into custody of Pamunkey Regional Jail in Ashland, Virginia on Wednesday, November 13th, 2018. As of this writing, he awaits trial without bond on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges in the jurisdictions of Henrico and Spotsylvania counties. Fugitive Thomas Keyes. Fugitive Thomas Keyes failed to appear in the Henrico […]

What You Need to Know About Florida’s New Immigration Hold Agreements

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Florida’s New Immigration Hold Agreements 17 Florida counties recently agreed to increase immigration hold times for those jailed on criminal charges. Here’s what you need to know. During President Donald Trump’s first year in office, the arrests of undocumented immigrants in the Florida region rose by 75 percent. Deportations likewise increased to 7,082 versus just […]

Update! Fugitive Ashley Shouse Failed to Appear for Felony Charges in Richmond City Circuit Court

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Fugitive Ashley Shouse Fugitive Ashley Shouse was booked in the Henrico Jail December 28, 2017 after being extradited from Florida. Ashley Shouse failed to appear in the Richmond City Circuit Court on August 4th, 2017 for felony drug and larceny charges. Ashley’s date-of-birth is 10-07-1973. Ms. Shouse has strong ties to the Richmond area, but […]

Update: Fugitive Antwaine Brown Wanted in Richmond Manchester General District Court

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Update: Fugitive Antwaine Brown Wanted in Richmond Manchester General District Court Fugitive Antwaine Brown was brought into custody at the Henrico Jail on Thursday, March 3,2018. He awaits trial and all previously outstanding bonds have all been revoked. Antwaine Brown failed to appear in the Richmond Manchester General District Court on September 20, 2016 for […]

Update: Wanted! Fugitive Tyreek Davis on Felony Charges in Henrico General District Court

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Fugitive Tyreek Davis Wanted on Felony Charges in Henrico General District Court Update: Fugitive Tyreek Davis was brought into custody at the Henrico Jail on Thursday, March 15,2018. He awaits trial and all previously outstanding bonds have all been revoked. Tyreek Davis failed to appear in the Henrico County General District Court on March 7th, […]

Paul-Harris Senate Bail Reform Bill: Just Bad Policy

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I’ve liked Rand Paul for some time. I’ve often supported his libertarian-leaning stances on various issues, including his criminal justice reform attempts like the REDEEM Act, where he and Senator Corey Booker sponsored a bill to incentivize states to ease up on non-violent felony offenders. However, he’s apparently gone off his libertarian/constitutional conservative rails with […]

Fugitive Soueidatt El Hamer

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Fugitive Soueidatt El Hamer ( Elhaimer ) Wanted in Henrico General District Court Fugitive Soueidatt El Hamer failed to appear in the Henrico General District Court on June 28th, 2017 on PWI (possession with intent) charges. His date-of-birth is 10-10-1966. Once again, this is another case of an extremely stupid person skipping bond on a […]

Hanover Fugitive Latwanda Patterson Caught

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Fugitive Latwanda Patterson was caught by authorities and has been serving sentences and awaiting trial in Chesterfield and Hanover county jails. She has a record of numerous fail-to-appear charges, and her father, Robert Patterson, has proved to be, at best, and insincere cosigner. In other words, he cosigns for his daughter while having no intention […]

The Quick Skinny on Bail Reform

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In a previous blog post, I detailed the truth about pretrial services and bail reform, from its’ history to its’ current form of punishment before trial. Defendants who go through pretrial services soon understand they are effectively placed on probation prior to being convicted. It makes a mockery of the ‘innocent until proven guilty’ principle. […]

Suspending Driver’s Licenses of the Poor: The Poor Versus the DMV

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A legal battle is proceeding at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia between four low-income Virginians and the commissioner of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Last July, the Charlottesville-based Legal Aid Justice Center, who are representing the four plaintiffs along with McGuireWoods Law Firm, filed a lawsuit against the Virginia’s […]

The Inconvenient Truth about Pretrial Services: History, Perception, and Reality

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The inconvenient truth about Pretrial Services: for the past fifty-plus years, pretrial services agencies have encroached on America’s criminal justice system, establishing themselves in local jurisdictions throughout the country. Their impact on our justice system is pernicious and largely misunderstood. I thought it necessary to explain and simplify it for those not familiar with the […]

Style Weekly

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I had the privilege of being the subject for the cover story in the August 2, 2016 edition of Style Weekly. It was written by Jackie Kruszewski. This was a learning experience which was filled with both enjoyment and anxiety. Last December, I self-published my book, “You Arrested Me for What?”. After it was featured […]

Fugitive: Anthony Hernandez Wanted in Richmond General District Court on Felony Charges

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Fugitive: Anthony Hernandez Wanted in Richmond General District Court Anthony Estiva Hernandez failed to appear in the Richmond General District Court on March 4th, 2016 on felony drug charges. Anthony Estiva Hernandez is currently a fugitive from justice after jumping bond in the jurisdiction of City of Richmond, Virginia for felony drug charges. His last […]

Wanted: Jessica Oliver on Felony Charges in Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

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Fugitive Jessica Oliver failed to appear in the Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on February 9th, 2015 on felony larceny and breaking and entering charges. Fugitie Jessica Oliver is now wanted on felony charges in Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Jessica Lynn Oliver’s date-of-birth is 12-09-1979. Please call Aarrow Bail Bonds at 804-833-2785 […]

Deception: McAuliffe on Inmate Phone Calls

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The governor issued a press release (Governor McAuliffe Announces Further Reduction on Inmate Phone Calls Rates) in late December announcing the new contract. The state of Virginia has apparently negotiated another contract with the exploitively shameful company Global TEL*Link (GTL). In doing so, Governor McCalliffe continues to perform a shakedown on the families of Virginia […]

Happy New Year from Aarrow Bail Bonds

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Happy new year everyone. I thought to wrap up 2015 with a post of how Aarrow Bail Bonds did and what’s in store for 2016. Started in 2011, Aarrow Bail Bonds has continually grown in both revenues and number of bonds written. To say it’s been a learning and fulfilling experience is an understatement. Aarrow […]

You Arrested Me for What?

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From back cover of my book, “You Arrested Me for What? A Bail Bondsman’s Observations of Virginia’s Criminal Justice System.” When someone is arrested, is it right to place that person on parole while he or she is awaiting trial? If someone cannot pay a fine, should that person’s driver’s license be suspended? Does Chesterfield […]

Revoke a Bond

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While bonding someone out of jail, one of the common questions I get from the cosigner is what happens if they want to revoke a bond, so I thought I would write an article about it. There a multiple ways a bond can be revoked. Judges can revoke bonds, as well as bondsmen. However, this […]

Three Inmates Died at the Richmond Jail

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Last week, three inmates died at the Richmond jail. The deaths occurred within 72 hours. According to the Richmond Times Dispatch, an email news release was sent on Thursday, July 16 from the Sheriff’s Office stating that three inmates died “over the last 72 hours” inside the Richmond Justice Center. Maj. Jerry Baldwin, a Richmond […]

Jail Jokes

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Time to lighten things up a bit again with some criminal justice humor. Hope you enjoy some these jail jokes. Jail Mail A prisoner in jail receives a letter from his wife: “Dear husband, I have decided to plant some lettuce in the back garden. When is the best time to plant them?” The prisoner, […]

Bondsman News

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Recently, there’s been bail bondsmen making news, both locally and nationally. So I thought I would post a bail bondsman news article. Outlaw Country Singer Randy Howard Dies in Shootout With Bail Bondsman Several national news outlets, including The Guardian, has reported a country music singer was killed in a shootout with a bail bondsman. […]

Good Police Videos

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With all of the news stories about Ferguson and it’s aftermath, it’s obvious there’s a lot of ill will toward police officers right now. As a bondsman, I hear it all, and I understand how the actions of a over-zealous cop can cause hardship for people. I told of minor incident I had with, what […]

New Richmond Police Chief

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On February 2, 2015, Richmond, Virginia Mayor Dwight C. Jones announced the appointment of the new Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham. Mayor Jones spoke proudly of Alfred Durham’s experience and credentials. Specifically, Mr. Durham’s credentials include: worked in Richmond serving on former Chief Rodney Monroe’s leadership team from 2005 to 2007, worked in Richmond graduate […]

Old Chesterfield Jail

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As a bondsman serving the greater Richmond area, I’ll admit I’ve become a bit of a criminal justice nerd. In fact, I took time out of my Saturday to tour the Old Chesterfield Jail, which is part of the Chesterfield County Museum, located at the Chesterfield County Government Center Complex. Not that there’s anything weird […]

Wanted: Clarence Taylor for Failure to Appear

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Fugitive: Clarence Taylor for failure to appear in Richmond General District Court. Clarence Eugene Taylor is currently a fugitive from justice after jumping bond in the jurisdiction of City of Richmond for felony and misdemeanor offenses. He’s believed to be residing in Richmond area, in a Motel. He jumped bond on relatively minor charges. He’s […]

Cameras for Police

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Technology continues to change and shape our lives. Technology is like fire, it can be good or it can be bad. A topic that fits this model is the public use of cameras by state and local authorities. It sometimes feels we’re under constant surveillance by authorities; Orwell’s 1984 is here. However, it can’t be […]

Local Crime News

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Local Crime News – Suspicious Man at RF&P Park Our local crime news article begins with a story from the Richmond Times Dispatch.  Last Saturday, the Richmond Times Dispatch posted that an older white male was being sought for suspicious behavior after allegedly approaching three girls last Thursday. This occurred at RF&P Park, located 3400 […]

Richmond City Jail Is Open

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The Richmond City Jail is Open for Business The Richmond City Jail is open. After many delays, the new jail opened on July 28th. All of the inmates were moved from the old jail to the new. The jail, named the Richmond City Justice Center, is located directly behind the old jail. The six-story structure […]

Police Practices and the Impact

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Several years ago when my son was just starting to drive, I was unfortunate enough to have an incidental interaction with the law. In this case, it was the Richmond City Police which I now recall the police practices. I was riding in the passenger seat as my sixteen-year-old son, equipped with a learner’s permit, […]

Chesterfield Crime News

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Chesterfield Crime News – Child Porn To start off the Chesterfield Crime News, on Friday, July 11, the Richmond Times Dispatch posted a story of a 25 year-old Chesterfield man being sentence to serve nine years for possessing and distributing child pornography over the Internet. Chesterfield Circuit Court Judge Timothy Hauler sentences Nathanial A Toth […]

Jail Humor

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Jail humor is kind of dark humor.  There’s nothing really funny about being incarcerated. Aarrow Bail Bonds takes this seriously and are committed to helping people get their loved ones out of jail fast, with as little pain and hassle as possible. Having said that, humor can be found in most all things, including bail […]

Update: Andre Blackwell for Failure to Appear

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Andre Blackwell was apprehended by the Norfolk Police Department and is currently incarcerated at the Norfolk City Jail. The arrest occurred on March 26, 2014 and charged with obstruction of justice and contempt of court. He currently has no bond. These charges are in addition to the Richmond Circuit and Viginia Beach Circuit charges. Prior […]

Wanted: Andre Blackwell for Failure to Appear

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Fugitive: Andre Blackwell for failure to appear in two jurisdictions. Andre Blackwell is currently a fugitive from justice after jumping bond in the jurisdictions of Virginia Beach and the City of Richmond for felony and misdemeanor probation violation offenses. He’s believed to be residing in Richmond, sponging off of relatives and friends. He jumped bond […]

Virginia Bail Bond Laws

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These are the Virginia bail bond laws as derived from the Virginia state statutes as they pertain to bail bonds, bail bondsman and the profession of bail bonding. As with all professions in the United States, there are certain rules we all live by. As a bail bondsmen in Virginia, we must abide by the […]

Update: Richmond Fugitive Caught

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Update: Richmond Fugitive Caught Last October, I placed a wanted post for a person who had skipped court in in the Richmond Manchester General District Traffic Court. This is an update the Richmond fugitive, Clarence Taylor. Clarence Taylor has been apprehended by the Chesterfield County Police and was booked in to the Chesterfield County Jail […]