September 21, 2010
Virginia State Police made an arrest in a Louisa County fatal hit and run from 1994. Police said Brandon L. Fields was arrested on Monday when he turned himself in, without incident, to the Louisa County Sheriffs Office.
Fields was charged with a hit and run, which is a class 5 Felony. He is being held on a $3,000 secured bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange.
Fields has since been released from jail. His arraignment is set for September 28, 2010.
On July 27th, 2010, Police asked the community for tips with any information on the 1994 hit and run and received one from a viewer. The tip led Trooper R. L. Shively and Special Agent J. R. Lyons with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Richmond Field Division, to find the suspects in the case.
Based on the information received and a meeting with Commonwealth Attorney Thomas A. Garrett Jr., of the Louisa County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Fields was arrested.
Virginia State Police outlined the details of the hit and run in a News Release, stating "On the night of February 18, 1994, a 1993 Tomos moped was traveling eastbound on Route 22, Louisa Road, approximately 8/10 of a mile west of Route 33 at Trevilians, when the driver lost control and ran off the right side of the roadway. The moped and the driver came to rest in the roadway. Shortly after the crash, an Isuzu low-riding pickup traveling eastbound struck the victim and left the scene. Inside the pick-up were three men. At 10:26 p.m., Virginia State Police responded to the scene and found the victim, John M. Banks, 34, deceased."
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