Murder, firearms charges forwarded to grand jury
Three murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony charges each were certified over to Chesterfield Circuit Court last week against Christopher Gattis. A grand jury will consider indictments on May 21. Gattis, 58, has been held in the county jail without bail since he was... Read more
Man charged with homicide for 2016 motel slaying
CHESTERFIELD – A man has been arrested in connection with the September 2016 murder of Jerry V. Colyer. At about 10:57 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, police responded to the Econo Lodge at 2310 Indian Hill Road for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, police located the clerk, identified... Read more

Recently deceased

Obituaries April 10, 2018

Aliff, Mr. Cecil Dell “C.D.,” 54, of Chesterfield. Anthony, Mr. Edmond L. Jr., 69, of North Chesterfield, husband of Betty Anthony. Brown, Ms. Parthinia “Delia,” 97, of Chesterfield. Gersuk, Mrs. Beverley Cason, 70, of North Chesterfield, wife of Mark Matthew Gersuk. Haggard, Mr. Brian Kent, 70, of Chester, a... Read more
Re-entry program one of many offered by sheriff’s office
April Hutchison loves helping people. She got the opportunity to do just that when the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office decided to hire a re-entry coordinator over a year ago. Hutchison, who had been a stay-at-home mom for a year and a dispatcher and customer service rep for a local... Read more
Anderson, Mr. Lloyd “Wes,” 80, of Chesterfield, husband of Delores Anderson. Atkinson, Mr. Brent Temple, 50, of Chester, fiance of Diane Bro. Fariss, Mrs. Dorothy, 87, of North Chesterfield, widow of Edward Richards Fariss. Ferguson, Mrs. Doris Wiglesworth, 88, of North Chesterfield, wife of Rupert S. Ferguson. Mallory, Mr. John Edgar “Hollywood,” 60, of... Read more
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY – Police have arrested a man who allegedly robbed the Car Stop Food Mart located at 7431 Jefferson Davis Highway at about 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27. No one was injured during the incident. Police said the man approached the clerk and passed a note demanding... Read more

Recently deceased

Obituaries March 27, 2018

Baker, Mr. Charles, 69, of Chesterfield. Bookman, Mr. Mark L., 55, of Chesterfield. Burnett, Mr. Joe Ray, 71, of Chesterfield. Capps, Mr. Robert Roy Sr., 58, of Chesterfield, husband of Tammy Renee Capps. Elko, Mrs. Frances Nelson, 81, of Chester, widow of William Elko. Filer, Mr. John Brandon, 44, of Chesterfield, husband of Stephanie L.... Read more
New police chief has vision for police athletic league
A neighbor provided some of the impetus for Chesterfield’s new police chief to choose law enforcement as a career field. Jeffery Katz, who started Jan. 2, recalled how one of his childhood mentors who lived next door influenced his life. The man, who was an undercover agent with the... Read more
To the Editor: I attended the Chesterfield Cabinet informational breakfast on megasites on March 22 at John Tyler Community College. This was sponsored by ChamberRVA and I paid a fee to attend. I was very disappointed to learn that this was a pep rally in support of the megasite... Read more

Recently deceased

Obituaries March 20, 2018

Bonilla, Mrs. Kat Ansay “Mrs. Kat,” of Chester, wife of Angel “Tony” Bonilla Sr. Bowles, Ms. Mildred, 84, of North Chesterfield. Callis, Mrs. Mary Ann, 88, of North Chesterfield. Gollattscheck, Mrs. Mary Margaret Braas, 72, of Chester, a Navy veteran, widow of Mark Leroy Gollattscheck. Harris, Mr. Alvin F. III, 73, of Chester, a... Read more