WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

4 Accused of Tying Va. Teen to Tree, Attacking Her

May 22, 2012

Four people face charges of tying a 15-year-old girl to a tree and assaulting her with eggs and beer in Isle of Wight County.

Isle of Wight Sheriff's Lt. James Pope tells media outlets that the incident occurred in late April at the Big Bear Campground in Windsor. The girl wasn't injured. She's now in the care of the county Department of Social Services.

Pope says two suspects, 48-year-old Loretta L. Miller and 47-year-old Randel L. Miller, are the teenager's guardians. The others, 48-year-old Ross Renicker and 46-year-old Margaret J. Allen, are neighbors.

All four suspects are charged with assault and battery of a family or household member. The Millers and Allen also are charged with abduction.

Pope says investigators haven't determined a motive for the attack.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 152573365