HILLSVILLE ― U.S. Marshals caught up with a 23-year-old Woodlawn man, who was wounded in an attempt to steal a car in Hillsville Jan. 9, after he was released from the hospital but not turned over to police custody.
Richard Austin Williams was found at his cousin's house in Smyrna, Dela., last Thursday, according to Hillsville police. Williams was shot when, after taking a test drive of a Chevrolet Impala in Hillsville, he allegedly attempted to steal the car.
The car owner and his brother struggled with Williams, police said, and the brother shot Williams.
HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County used a 16-5 run in the second quarter to turn around a slow start, then held off an Abingdon charge in the second half to win the Southwest District boys’ tournament championship over the Falcons, 65-57 Friday at CCHS.
Wes Smoot had two dunks in the run and finished with 15 points, sharing team honors with Connor Lundy. Ryan Gravley and Gunner Beamer added 12 points each for the Cavaliers (19-4).
ROANOKE –– With Christiansburg (23-2) and Magna Vista (17-4) squaring off in the opposite bracket, No. 1 seed Carroll County appeared to have the easiest draw in the Region IV Division 4 boys’ basketball semifinals with Hidden Valley.
The only problem was that there was nothing easy about the Titans.
Defending its home hardwood, fourth-seeded Hidden Valley held the Cavaliers to their lowest point total of the year, owned the backboards and ended Carroll’s season with a 57-41 win Wednesday.
The average price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Virginia hit $3.55 on Wednesday, just three cents shy of the national average of $3.58.
Historically, pump prices in Virginia lag far behind the national average by ten to fifteen cents, leaving motorists to wonder why prices are so high statewide and how much higher they will go.