Grand jury issues indictments connected to 2017 torch-lit march
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Several people have been indicted on charges connected to a torch-lit march that occurred at the University of Virginia in 2017.
An Albemarle County grand jury issued indictments of burning an object with the intent to intimidate.
According to a release, these indictments allege an offense date of Aug. 11, 2017.
The charge is a Class 6 felony and anyone who is convicted may face up to five years in prison.
These indictments are part of an ongoing, active criminal investigation connected with the march and the violent Unite the Right rally that occurred the next day.
The Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is working with law enforcement to investigate any allegations of criminal activity, look at potentially applicable laws, and file charges when appropriate.
The release says this is the process that is followed no matter how much time has passed or where the alleged offenders may be currently located.
The names of the people indicted have not yet been released.
The march trekked across Grounds, ending around the statue of Thomas Jefferson in front of the Rotunda, where several students confronted the marchers.
During the march, participants were shouting various anti-Semitic phrases.