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Teens charged in brutal Louisa beating


Two juveniles are being held for a brutal attack on two men in Louisa County earlier this month.

On April 9, Louisa deputies responded to the parking lot of the Glen Marye Shopping Center in the Town of Louisa around 11:30 p.m. for a complaint of an attempted armed robbery and malicious wounding.

The two male victims, ages 18 and 20, reported to police that they were standing in the parking lot when a gray GM pickup truck with large chrome wheels pulled up to where they are standing.

The victims told police that two males, armed with handguns and wearing black bandanas, got out of thier truck and demanded money from them.

Both victims said in a victim impact statement that they suffered injuries from being beaten by the two gunman.

One of the victims said he was struck by a handgun and knocked unconscious, sustaining a concussion and a hairline fracture of his jaw.

No money or property was stolen, but the gunmen fled in the truck, police said.

The next day, Maj. Donnie Lowe spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle. The two 16-year-old male occupants of the truck were questioned by detectives.

The teenagers were detained on April 12 and are being held at the Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Center for malicious wounding, attempted armed robbery, brandishing a firearm and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Investigators recovered two pellet pistols and numerous items of evidence from the suspect’s vehicle and homes, police said.

The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Louisa Town Police Department and the Louisa County Fire & EMS.

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