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Walker charged with possession, firearms

By David Knopf/Richmond News

The starting running back on Richmond’s 2010 State Championship football team was charged May 23 with several firearm and drug felonies stemming from his arrest a day earlier.

Landon Skye Walker was taken into custody near his home on South Camden Street last Wednesday after police responded to a report of a shooting at a home on South Lexington. Walker allegedly fled the scene before police arrived, but was arrested shortly thereafter.

According to a complaint filed by the prosecutor’s office, Walker is charged with A Felony distribution of a controlled substance near public or other government-assisted housing; Armed Criminal Action, a C felony; three C Felony counts of Assault in the 2nd Degree; Unlawful use of a Weapon, a C Felony; Unlawful Use of a Weapon, a D Felony, and two A Misdemeanors. The misdemeanors were filed for possession of drug paraphernalia and leaving the scene of a motor-vehicle accident, according to the complaint.

Walker, 20, is being held on $20,000 cash-only bond. He was arraigned May 28 and pleaded not guilty. His next court appearance is at 8:30 a.m. June 11.

Police reported to the shooting scene shortly after 2 p.m. May 22. They interviewed three men who had apparently been shot with a BB gun. The men were treated at the scene, but all three declined to be taken to the hospital.

According to Richmond Sgt. Scott Bagley’s court affidavit, Walker was located less than an hour later, hiding behind his apartment building in the 200 block of South Camden.

Taken into custody, the suspect consented to a search of his vehicle, from which police confiscated a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana, rolling papers and the empty box for a BB-gun sight.

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