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Hells Angels charged in shooting

7 arrested in connection with incident that left 1 hospitalized Angels group, were detained at the
scene and taken to Middle River Region-
al Jail, Smith said. According to Smith,
Laura Peters the shooting occurred at the Hometown The male who was assaulted was also the members of the group were from the
Staunton News Leader Inn on Lee Jackson Highway in Green- taken to a hospital where he was treated New York City area.
ville just before 3 a.m. Monday. for his injuries, then released. Of those arrested, five were charged
When deputies arrived on the scene, Upon arrival, deputies secured the with malicious wounding and use of a
GREENVILLE - The Augusta County they found a male victim who had been motel and established a perimeter firearm in commission of a felony. The
Sheriff ’s Office arrested seven members shot and another male who had been around the motel. Tactical teams from other two were charged with possession
of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club af- beaten. Staunton Police Department and the of methamphetamine and possession
ter an early morning shooting at a The shooting victim was transported Augusta County Sheriff ’s Office execut- of a firearm while in possession of nar-
Greenville motel. to an undisclosed hospital where he is in ed a search warrant on three rooms.
According to Sheriff Donald Smith, stable but critical condition, Smith said. Seven men, members of the Hells See SHOOTING, Page 2A

Inmates transport, Staunton
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save county records internet
Group points to city as
accessibility case study
Rilyn Eischens
Staunton News Leader

For one national expert, Staunton is

a case study in the importance of high-
speed broadband access.
The city is the subject of a photo
essay published late last month by the
Brookings Institution that examines
the impact of broadband accessibility
– or inaccessibility – on residents.
Staunton was author Nicol
Turner-Lee’s first stop in a 10-city tour
analyzing the “effects of being digitally
invisible in a highly connected, global
“Broadband is the critical link for
this space and city to be successful …


Female inmates from Middle River Regional Jail carry deed records Tuesday from the Augusta County
Courthouse in an effort to protect them from potential flooding. PHOTOS BY BRAD ZINN/THE NEWS LEADER

At least 100 deed books

Florence likely
protected from flooding to arrive in
Brad Zinn
valley Friday
Staunton News Leader
USA TODAY NETWORK From Staff Reports Staunton News Leader

STAUNTON - With Hurricane Florence moving into

the region amid speculation our area could be inundated As of Wednesday afternoon, the
with rain and flooding, several female inmates from Mid- National Hurricane Center put the
dle River Regional Jail spent Tuesday morning lugging storm’s most likely time of arrival in
heavy deed books out of the Augusta County Court- the Shenandoah Valley anytime be-
house. tween Friday morning and evening.
The records, boundNews
in books Rainfall potential was 6-10 inches,
Copyright © 2018 Staunton Leaderthat weigh about 10 or so
September were walked
12, 2018 8:28 amacross the street to the Augusta
(GMT +4:00) according to models
Poweredreleased Tuesday
County General District Courts building, which used to morning. The amount of rain could be
higher if the storm takes a turn to the
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Shooting ❚ COMMUNITY
News Leader (ISSN 1946-8938, USPS Fire department
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Leader Publishing Co., 11 N. Central Preston L. Yance
, Staunton, VA 24401. cotics. host a pancake/sau
odic postagepaid at Staunton, VA.POST- In executing the search warrant, the sher- to 11 a.m. Saturday a
STER: Send changes of address to The iffs office seized numerous items of Hells An- Andy Tho- Anthony Dominick way. Donations wil
ws Leader,11N.Central Avenue, Staunton, gels’ clothing and jewelry along with eight ngthawath Milan Eadicicco
24401. Member of The Associated Press, motorcycles and one gun, Smith said. Meeting postpon
Newspaper Association of America and
inia Press Association. Leader Publishing
Both victims were members of the Pagans
is partofGannett Co., Inc., of McLean, Motor Cycle Club, out of the southern portion Due to the upcom
We help fund local charitable efforts of Virginia. Solar Farm Listenin
ugh the Gannett Foundation. More “It looks like the Hells Angels were there for Thursday has be
rmation is available through Gannett first and the Pagans showed up to rent a
Gannett Foun-dation links at the
7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the
om of www.newsleader. com. Additional
room, then the two just clashed,” Smith said.
l foundation information is available “The one just attacked the other one. Hunter pace serie
m Susan Armstrong,(540) 213-9105 “Both had been at a convention type thing Buster Joseph Nathaniel
ONTACTING US for their clubs and were just passing through Domingo Paturzo Villaman Middlebrook Ho
n Number:.............. (540) 885-7281 the area,” Smith added. “They ended up Hunter Pace series w
free: ........................ (800) 793-2459 meeting in the Greenville area and this was and Sunday at Bold
ulation: ................... (877) 424-0032 the result.” Malicious Wounding tive Coggins and h
N. Central Ave., Staunton, VA,24401
The suspects’ names, charges and mug- ❚ Use of a firearm in the The cost is $35 incl
HO’S IN CHARGE? shots will be released later, Smith said. commission of a felony ond day is $20 inclu
avid Fritz, executive editor, is Schools and a daycare in the area were no- Andy Thongthawath, 27, of
ponsible for our newsroom and all
tified of the incident as a precautionary mea- Queens, New York Augusta Christian
s content for our products, including sure, a release said. ❚ Possess Schedule I or II
-9116 The two groups are known to be rivals, Richard drug Augusta Christia
Smith said. West ❚ Possess firearm while in monthly meeting
“They don’t get along very well,” Smith possession of Schedule I or II Hometown Grill, St
oy Kesterson, home delivery
nager,is responsible for getting
said. drug formation, call 885-
spapers to our subscribers. The Hells Angels and Pagans are outlaw Joseph Anthony Paturzo, 52, of the Bronx,
-9104 motorcycle gangs, according to the U.S. De- New York African-American
USTOMER partment of Justice. ❚ Malicious Wounding
The Pagans are a violent gang whose ❚ Use of a firearm in the commission of a Staunton’s Afric
department is open 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
membership distribute cocaine, metham- felony Festival will celebra
nday through Friday. phetamine, marijuana and more, according Dominick J. Eadicicco, 48, of Staten Is- noon to 6 p.m. Satu
hone (540) 885-7281 to the DOJ. The Pagans are one of the most land, New Jersey to 6 p.m. Sunday
mail prominent outlaw motorcycle gangs in the ❚ Malicious Wounding Staunton. The even
or billing issues, contact Senior Mid-Atlantic region with an estimate of up to ❚ Use of a firearm in the commission of a sic, cultural dan
ounting Specialist Susan Armstrong at 250 members, 41 chapters in 11 states. felony food, crafts, health
-9105 or The Hells Angels are involved in the pro- Richard E. West, 52, of Baldwin, New York All events are free
duction, transportation and distribution of ❚ Malicious Wounding cessible. Saturday
FORMATION marijuana and methamphetamine, as well ❚ Use of a firearm in the commission of a cludes Groove Train
ENTER as other drugs, the DOJ said. felony music review of th
tell our community’s story every day. We Both gangs are involved in criminal activ- Buster Domingo 69, of South Ozone Park, Sunday morning’s
ort on the getpublished@newsleader. ities such as assault, murder, theft and more, New York at 10 a.m. and will
m. the DOJ said. ❚ Possession of a Schedule I or II drug and gospel groups.
This is the first motorcycle gang-related ❚ Possession of firearm while in posses-
ONTACTS activity in the county in several years, Smith sion of Schedule I or II drug Hoffman appoint
William Ramsey, news director/ said. Anthony Vincent Milan, 28, of East Elm-
tent strategist, is responsible for “Most of the time we don’t have issues hurst, New York RICHMOND —
all content planning and direction and with them here, but they are engaged in gang ❚ Malicious Wounding Staunton, a represe
cution of high-impact local journalism. activity,” he said. “We haven’t seen some- ❚ Use of a firearm in the commission of a Army National Gu
-9182 thing of this magnitude that I’m aware of.” felony tion, recently was
The following were arrested: Follow Laura Peters @peterslaura and Ralph Northam to
THICS, SUBMISSIONS Nathaniel A. Villaman, 27, of East Bruns- @peterpants. You can reach her at lpe- Leadership Counci
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