Trooper attack suspect appears in court
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — The man accused of assaulted a Virginia State Trooper during a traffic stop in South Richmond had his first appearance in court Wednesday morning.
Thirty-one-year old Michael White of Richmond appeared via video at the Manchester Courthouse in South Richmond.
Virginia State Police said trooper R. J. Barrett was stopped in a work zone Tuesday afternoon when he tried to stop an argument between White and another man.
Police said that White attacked the trooper, who suffered cuts and a possible concussion.
White ran away, but was tracked down by two hours later by K-9 units. White was found hiding in a nearby building.
White is facing a number of charges that were certified to a grand jury meeting next month. Those charges include attempted capital murder, malicious wounding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting arrest.
White is being held in a Richmond jail after being denied bond.