Portsia Smith covers Louisa County crime and news.
Louisa fugitive found hiding inside of a wall
One of Louisa County’s most wanted figitives was captured recently after a police K-9 sniffed him out from behind a wall.
According to a release from the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, authorities received a tip that 28-year-old fugitive Adam R. Martin was staying at a home on Louisa Road in Gordonsville.
Adams was wanted for malicious wounding and unlawful bodily injury in Louisa and a felony probation violation in Albemarle County, police said.
A resident of that home advised police on July 24 that Martin said he wasn’t coming out, so police cleared all of the people and pets from the residence.
Louisa Deputy Jay Hensley and K-9 Diesel went in to search the residence and Diesel alerted on a couch, police said.
Martin was found hiding in a hole approximately one-foot across that he cut into the home’s wallboard behind the couch, police said.
After removing him from the wall, police took him into custody without incident.
Martin told police that he had used a knife to cut a hole in the drywall, then climbed inside the wall and pulled the couch back in front of the hole in an attempt to hide from police, authorities said.
He told police that several people told him that his picture was on the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted list, and that he saw it himself several months ago, but he did not turn himself in, authorities said.
Martin is being held in the Central Virginia Regional Jail without bond.
Martin is just one of a few of those on Louisa’s Most Wanted list who were captured recently.
- Gregory Tron Houchens, who was wanted for a felony direct indictment on two counts of cocaine distribution.
- Richard Henry Cox, Jr., 25, of Bumpass, who was wanted on felony contempt of court on an original charge of burglary, misdemeanor driving revoked and misdemeanor failure to appear on an original charge of destruction of property.
- Dillon Patrick Kelly, 25, of Bumpass, who was wanted for assault of a family member and misdemeanor assault.
- Gregory Allen Mullins Jr., 24, of Louisa for felony threats via writing and misdemeanor threats on a phone.
- Jessica K. Tison, 40, of Mineral for two counts of forgery, reckless driving by speed and giving false identity to a law enforcement officer. She was held on a $6,500 bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
There are 35 others listed on Louisa’s Most Wanted list that police are still searching for.