A Hampton man was arrested early Friday morning after police say he obstructed justice when he tried to evade arrest for other criminal charges.
Austin T. Madeira, 19, has been charged with obstruction of justice, trespassing on school property, concealing a stolen firearm, illegally carrying a concealed firearm and possession of marijuana, according to filings in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court.
On May 9 around 11 p.m., Williamsburg Police Department officers stopped a vehicle after an officer recognized one of the passengers of the vehicle as wanted, according to the court documents.
When officers tried to detain the vehicle’s passengers, Madeira ran away, the filings said. An officer chased him on foot toward James Blair Middle School and ordered Madeira to stop. Madeira told the officer “(expletive) you.”
Madeira ran onto school property, around the school and into another Williamsburg officer, according to the court documents. The officer told him to stop and Madeira gave the officer the middle finger before he was arrested.
Madeira was charged with obstruction of justice and trespassing on school property, the filings said. He was taken into custody at 1 a.m. on May 10 and transported to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail where he remained Tuesday. He was denied bond in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court on Monday.
Madeira was previously charged on April 20 and wanted at the time of his arrest in May for concealing a stolen firearm, illegally carrying a concealed firearm and possession of marijuana, according to the court documents.
If convicted, Madeira faces as much as three years in jail and $8,000 in fines, according to the Virginia Code.
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