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Man Responsible for Lake Monticello Standoff Sentenced to 7yrs in Jail

Suspect James Lewis Kardos

Suspect James Lewis Kardos

Dec. 17, 2013

A man who has pleaded guilty to crimes in both the City of Charlottesville and Fluvanna County has been sentenced in Charlottesville.

On Tuesday, James Lewis Kardos was sentenced to a total of 7 years on charges of kidnapping, malicious wounding and child abuse.

In September, Kardos plead guilty to two firearms charges and a charge of obstruction of justice in Fluvanna County.

Police say Kardos assaulted a woman in Charlottesville back in February, and then drove to his father's home in the Lake Monticello neighborhood. A 9-hour standoff with law enforcement followed, until police decided to storm the house and arrest Kardos.

He is facing additional jail time in Fluvanna County.

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