Join Club

Alleged Gang Member Arrested for Hate Crime

Police car lightsA man is in jail after allegedly shouting racial slurs and flashing a weapon at a two men near Columbia Pike.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, on the 4600 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive. Police say two African American men were having a conversation in the Carlton condominium parking lot when a stranger walked up to them, “took a fighting stance” and started cursing and yelling racial slurs at them.

He then pulled a shiny object out of his pocket, which the victims believed was a weapon. The man also yelled “Columbia Pike Locos,” an apparent reference to a gang the man is affiliated with, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Lt. Kip Malcolm.

The victims, who are twin brothers, called police, who quickly arrived on scene, found the suspect nearby and arrested him.

The suspect, 37-year-old Chad Michael Bailey, refused to answer officers’ questions, Malcolm said. Police say they found a small pair of scissors in his pocket.

Bailey was charged with two counts of assault as a hate crime and one count of criminal gang participation. He’s currently being held at the Arlington County jail.

Assault as a hate crime is a misdemeanor that comes with a minimum six month sentence if convicted. Unlike the charge of assault and battery, simple assault does not require any allegation of physical harm to the victim.

 

Recent Stories

Good Friday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…

An explosives detection K-9 celebrated his retirement at Reagan National Airport today. Messi, an 8-year-old yellow lab, was feted this morning in the historic Terminal 1 lobby with a surprise…

Walk to Lee Heights shops from 1930s Tudor on beautiful terraced lot

Arlington’s response team for people in mental health and substance use crises is on track for a substantial buildout. An additional $478,286 in federal funds would allow Arlington to hire…

The Award is available to recent high school graduates and non-traditional students (see the application for more details). Each recipient may be awarded up to $20,000. Applicants are required to submit an online application form as well as a short video application.

The applicant must be an Arlington resident pursuing a career or technical education accredited program, within a high-growth career, that will be completed within two years.

The careers and programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Audio, Video, and Sound Engineering Technicians

  • Broadcast Technicians

  • Commercial Drivers

  • Culinary Arts

  • Early Childcare Education

  • Healthcare

  • Information Technology and Computer Science

  • Manufacturing and Skilled Trades (including welding, auto and aviation mechanics and technicians)

  • Public Safety

Read More

Submit your own Announcement here.

ACFCU’s Free Homebuying 101 Webinar: Steps to Getting Pre-Approved

Are you ready to jump into homeownership, or have you started considering it but don’t know where to start?

Financial preparation is key when thinking about purchasing your first home and the first step to getting pre-approved. Join ACFCU for

Sweeney Todd

A victim of a gross injustice that robbed him of his wife and child, Sweeney Todd sets about exacting a terrible revenge on society.

×

Subscribe to our mailing list