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Arrest made in connection to missing slave auction plaque from Court Square

Post Date:02/11/2020 6:30 PM
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Brian Wheeler
Director of Communications
434-970-3129
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2020

ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION TO MISSING SLAVE AUCTION PLAQUE FROM COURT SQUARE

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department has made an arrest in the theft of the bronze cast slave auction block plaque stolen on February 6, 2020 from Court Square. Richard H. Allan, III (age 74) was arrested at his Albemarle County studio at 4 p.m. without incident. Allan has been charged with two felonies: grand larceny and possession of burglarious tools. Allan is currently being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail pending a bail review. 

Although an arrest has been made in this case, the Charlottesville Police Department continues to investigate the full extent of this crime to determine if additional charges are warranted or other individuals may be involved. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective A. Blank at (434) 970-3280 or Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000. A reward of up to $1,000 is available through Crime Stoppers for additional information.

View our initial media release and background information from February 6, 2020.

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Richard H. Allan

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